Chelsea close to signing 23-year-old Roma defender

      

Chelsea close to signing 23-year-old Roma defender

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Chelsea are set to announce the signing of Roma full-back Emerson Palmieri, according to Gazzeto dello Sport.

The Blues will reportedly pay £18 million plus add-ons and are expected to unveil the Brazilian as soon as today.

Chelsea have held hopes to include Emerson in a double-swoop deal involving striker Erin Dzeko for around £44 million, but Dzeko’s wage demands have stalled further talks for now.

The signing comes after Chelsea failed to acquire their No.1 man Alex Sandro from Juventus in the summer.

Emerson has only featured twice for Roma this season – 15 minutes against SPAL 2013 and the full 90 minutes against Torino in the Copa Italia.

In the meantime, Antonio Conte left out David Luiz out of yesterday’s 3-0 victory over Newcastle amidst rumours that Real Madrid are interested in the player.

Luiz has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge after falling out with Conte recently with Arsenal, Newcastle and Real Madrid being reported as potential destinations.

 

 

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 27 59 72
2 Manchester United FC 27 32 56
3 Liverpool FC 27 30 54
4 Chelsea FC 27 26 53
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 27 28 52
6 Arsenal FC 27 15 45
7 Burnley FC 27 -3 36
8 Leicester City FC 27 -1 35
9 Everton FC 27 -14 34
10 AFC Bournemouth 27 -10 31
11 Watford FC 27 -10 30
12 West Ham United FC 27 -12 30
13 Newcastle United FC 27 -11 28
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 -14 28
15 Crystal Palace FC 27 -17 27
16 Swansea City FC 27 -17 27
17 Huddersfield Town 27 -24 27
18 Southampton FC 27 -12 26
19 Stoke City FC 27 -26 25
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 27 -19 20