Chelsea Set To Announce Signing Of Brazilian Star In £18m Deal

By on January 29, 2018

The January transfer window is in full swing so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer. Today, Chelsea are set to announce the signing of Emerson Palmieri…

Chelsea are expected to announce the signing of Roma full-back Emerson Palmieri over the coming hours in a deal worth an initial £18m, according to the Daily Mail.

Antonio Conte is looking to further strengthen his squad this month and a new left-back to offer competition for Marcos Alonso has been a priority for the Blues boss for some time.

Palmieri emerged as a prime target earlier this month and the Evening Standard reported last week that the full-back was due in London to undergo his medical and finalise personal terms.

The proposed move was delayed while Chelsea also tried to thrash-out a deal to sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko but that transfer appears to have stalled as the Blues have so far failed to get an agreement in place.

The Daily Mail are now citing a report from Gazzetta dello Sport that claims an announcement for the signing of Palmieri is imminent and could even be confirmed today.

The Italian outlet goes on to say that Chelsea will pay Roma an initial £18m for the Brazilian defender with a further £4m coming in performance based add-ons.

There has been no official confirmation from Chelsea [at the time of writing] but it seems an announcement is close and Palmieri should be unveiled as Conte’s latest new signing over the coming hours.

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Conte desperately needs another option for the left wing-back position as Alonso has been virtually ever-present this season and options are limited after Kenedy completed his loan move to Newcastle.

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Palmieri joined Roma in 2015 and enjoyed an encouraging start to life at the Stadio Olympico but has been restricted to just 15 minutes of Serie A football this season so it seems he’s ready for a fresh start in London.

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3 Comments

  1. si

    January 29, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Chelsea being left behind in the transfer market Arsenal and Manchester clubs even Liverpool and spurs Chelsea gave 2.5 days to secure some quality signings Striker Is needed

  2. Kizza David

    January 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Chelsea board requires revamping, they need to win trophies but are not supporting our dear coach conte with the players he needs.Style up chelsea board.And stop thinking of investing in scraps like crouch,Andy carol,giroud too is a failure at Arsenal,Chelsea isn’t for failures.Buy quality strikers if we are to compete on 4 fronts.

  3. Yommie

    January 30, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Stop buying defenders! Please what are you blocking when there’s no goal in opposition goal post? Get us good wingers to help hazard up front… All other big teams are using there wingers to beat not defenders.. What are we defending when we have lost almost all point in the league!

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