What Emerson Palmieri said about his Chelsea future

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Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri has given a hint he could return to Italy amid reported links with Serie A champions Juventus.

The 25-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge from Roma in 2018 and featured heavily during Maurizio Sarri’s reign as Chelsea won the Europa League.

The Italian international started this season as Frank Lampard’s first choice at left-back but has since lost his place to Marcos Alonso.

It has been heavily speculated that Sarri wants Emerson at Juventus and the left-back has now admitted a move back to Italy could happen.

“I was very happy in Serie A, including with the culture, which is also why I chose to play for Italy,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“A return to Serie A could happen, but I have a contract with Chelsea and I’m in no rush to go anywhere.

“It has been a wonderful experience at Chelsea, as first there was Conte, so obviously it was easier to deal with an Italian coach.

“As for Sarri, I’ve no words for what a marvellous year we had, as we finished third in the Premier League, reached the Carabao Cup Final and won the Europa League. We can’t complain!”

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