Italy boss tells Chelsea player to leave the club

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Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is currently in charge of the Italian national team, and the Italy boss has urged Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri to consider leaving the Blues and return to Italy.

Emerson started the season as Frank Lampard’s first choice, but no longer has the trust of his manager, as he has been overtaken by Marcos Alonso and even Cesar Azpilicueta has been preferred in that position him ahead of him.

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Emerson was Mancini’s first choice left-back in the Italian team, and he has given the Italy international an escape route from Chelsea so he can make the squad for next year’s Euros.

“As for the full-backs, we knew Adam Masina, although he disappeared from the radar a bit after his move to Watford,” Mancini told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Luca Pellegrini already spent time with the senior squad and can improve.

“It would be nice if Emerson Palmieri, who hasn’t played much for Chelsea, could come and play in Italy.”

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