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Juventus offer a swap deal to sign Chelsea defender in the summer

Juventus have offered one of their underperforming players to Chelsea in a potential swap deal during the summer transfer window.

Chelsea have come a long way since firing Frank Lampard in January this year as they find themselves in a top four spot in the Premier League as well as the Champions League semi-final. Thomas Tuchel has managed to integrate his playing style in the team in next to no time and the Blues are already one of the favourites for next year’s domestic titles.

However, the German tactician has left out some of the side’s first-team players, Emerson Palmieri being among those. Chelsea have largely utilized Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso in the left wing-back role in a 3-4-3 formation to good avail, meaning Emerson’s minutes have been substantially numbered and his only noteworthy contribution was a goal versus Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the European Cup.

Ever since last summer itself, the west Londoners have pondered over selling off the Italian and are once again looking to expedite his offloading from the team. With that said, Juventus are looking to sign him as they did in the past, according to Calcio Mercato. The Bianconeri are offering Alex Sandro in a swap deal due to their financial issues instead of money.

Sandro’s inclusion in the swap deal is perhaps not what Chelsea will be looking for as they already have a couple of world-class options at left-back. Alonso and Chilwell, both, are inarguably better than the Brazilian, whose quality over the last few years has faced a massive labefaction. In hindsight, Chelsea will be reluctant in accepting a like-for-like swap deal and rightly so, thereby putting the deal beyond Juventus.

Although the Turin-based outfit may not ultimately deal in Emerson’s signing this summer, it is imperative that Chelsea part ways with him. The former Roma fullback has failed to ignite his career at the Stamford Bridge and a return to Serie A has been on the cards lately. Instead of wanting a high fee for him, the English side must look to cut its wage losses soon.

Where do you see Emerson continuing his trade after the upcoming summer transfer window?