Napoli and Chelsea are still in talks for Emerson Palmieri with the Italy international who has reportedly informed the Blues he wants to leave.
Emerson will see his contract expire in June 2022, but the Premier League giants have an option to extend his stay at the club until 2023.
The Brazil-born defender with an Italian passport moved to South London from Roma in a €20m deal in 2018.
Now, the former Giallorossi coach Luciano Spalletti wants to reunite with the 26-year-old at Napoli, but according to several reports in Italy, the Blues’ asking price is still too high.
#Napoli, continua la trattativa per #Emerson: due ostacoli e una richiesta già fatta al #Chelsea [@TramacEma] https://t.co/CRmrDlSTBc pic.twitter.com/5GAdGciIEb
— calciomercato.com (@cmdotcom) July 21, 2021
Calciomercato.com confirms the Premier League giants want €20m to sell the Italian defender, while Napoli offer €10m.
However, talks between the two clubs are still ongoing as Emerson wants to move to the Stadio Maradona.
According to the report, Emerson has already informed his club that he wants to join Spalletti in Naples.
Emerson agrees to join Napoli as Chelsea receive opening bid
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported earlier this month that the Italian coach has convinced Emerson to sign with the Partenopei.
The Azzurri EURO 2020 winner has two goals and five assists in 70 appearances with the Blues.