The Italian’s representative has confirmed interest from Serie A but insists no decision will be made until the conclusion of the campaign.
Juventus and Inter are considering registering Emerson Palmieri but have yet to make a formal bid to the Chelsea full-back, according to his representative.
The 25-year-old has fought for routine first-team soccer this year after failing to dislodge Cesar Azpilicueta in left-back, while the development of kids Fikayo Tomori and Reece James has further limited his chances to the opposite flank.
He’s made just 16 starts in all competitions and hasn’t featured at all because of the clash with Arsenal on January 21, when his mistake enabled Gabriel Martinelli to score in the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
He was also hauled off after only 34 minutes of this undo meeting at Emirates Stadium at December after a poor start saw the Blues go down a goal.
That has led to speculation about Emerson’s long-term future in west London.
His representative, Luis Fernando Garcia, has confirmed interest from Italy in his services, however he insists that the protector, who has two and a half years left on his contract, will wait until the end of the year before deciding his future.
“We know quite well about Juventus’ interest but also about Inter. So far there’s been no discussion of a move with Chelsea, nor has there been any official deal.” he told Juvenews.eu.
“I feel that until May there will be no official offers from both clubs. In the summer we’ll decide what to do.”
Emerson came through the youth ranks at Brazilian outfit Santos before going to Italy to register for Palermo on a season-long loan to the 2014-15 campaign.
He combined Roma the next summer, spending two and a half seasons in the Italian capital prior to joining Chelsea in the last days of this 2018 January transfer window.
Although he was born in Brazil and represented the nation in under-17 degrees, Emerson has Italian ancestry and became an Italian citizen in 2017.
He made his senior debut for Italy the next year and now has seven caps for the Azzurri.