Blues star tells Chelsea he wants to leave as transfer talks continue

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.