Chelsea set to be boosted by return of Emerson Palmieri as Marcos Alonso 'looks to QUIT club'

CHELSEA loanee Emerson Palmieiri could be back at the Blues next season as Marcos Alonso reportedly wants to quit the club.

The left-back joined Lyon last summer on a season-long switch and has impressed in France.


The Italian international, 27, has suggested he would be open to quitting Chelsea this summer.

He previously admitted he would have “no problem” staying at Lyon – but now Juventus are also keen.

But despite Todd Boehly’s takeover at Stamford Bridge, the Blues are not expected to sanction any departures until sanctions are lifted for them to purchase any new additions.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted an update on the situation, saying: “Emerson Palmieri will leave OL at the end of current season and will return to Chelsea – he’s definitely not gonna stay at OL next year.

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“Many clubs are interested in signing him, including Juventus – but there’s still nothing advanced due to Chelsea situation.”

But Romano also admitted: “I see Alonso leaving this summer.”

That follows on from last week’s reports that the 31-year-old “wants to quit the Premier League” with a return to his Spanish homeland his preferred option.

The Blues are already set to lose defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in June.

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The duo have both snubbed new deals and will depart Stamford Bridge for nothing, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid keen on the pair.

And Barca are believed to be one of the clubs keen on Alonso – despite his past at rivals Madrid.

Alonso still has a year remaining on his contract with Thomas Tuchel’s side.

has managed to get much more action than expected this term due to the injury to Ben Chilwell.

He has played 43 times for Tuchel this season so far and scored four goals.

Alonso, who previously had stints in England at Bolton and Sunderland, arrived at Chelsea in 2016 from Fiorentina.

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