According to Italian media outlet Repubblica, Chelsea have opened talks with Italian club Napoli over a January loan deal for Emerson Palmieri.
This week Palmieri revealed his desire to play in Serie A again as he looks to boost his chances of making the Italy national squad for Euro 2020.
Emerson Palmieri joined Chelsea from Roma in January 2018 but has never nailed down a regular starting spot at Stamford Bridge.
“Here at the national team I play, I have fun and I’m fine,” Emerson told CalcioMercato.
“The coach told me that the best solution for me is to play, at Chelsea or in another team, let’s wait for the next two months and see what will happen.
“Unfortunately I’m not playing at Chelsea, but I’m calm, I think things can improve in London or in another place.
“There was some interest in me but not concrete things. I’d like to return to play in Italy but I can’t say if it will happen in January or in five years.”