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According to Caught Offside, Serie A champions Juventus have opted against waiting until the summer and are now set to launch a bid for Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri in January instead.
The 25 year old started the season as Frank Lampard’s first choice left-back but he has been in and out of the starting XI in recent weeks.
Juventus could look to make an initial loan offer for Emerson this month with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.
The Blues are interested in signing Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell this month and would only allow Emerson join Juventus if Chilwell joins Chelsea this January.