Inter Milan closely monitoring £75,000-a-week Chelsea full-back

ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly eyeing up a transfer deal for Emerson Palmieri this summer. Antonio Conte brought Italy international to the London club during his time in charge of Chelsea, and he’s now keen to sign him for current club Inter Milan as well.

The Italian manager could do with more options in the full-back department, as Ashley Young will likely be leaving the San Siro at the end of the campaign. Palmieri has often looked like a decent footballer for the Blues without ever quite doing enough to establish himself as a regular.

In fairness, the Italian defender has often faced plenty of competition for a place in the team due to the presence of Marcos Alonso, and later Ben Chilwell. Palmieri may find he gets more chances to play at Inter, and he’s keen on the idea of returning to Serie A.

It might also be good for the defender to finally get the chance to play under Antonio Conte, the man who brought him to Chelsea in the first place but who never got that much time to work with him. Blues are also being linked with a big-name signing up front in the form of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.