Thomas Tuchel to sell Chelsea player for £17million this summer

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly given the board greenlight to sell one of Chelsea’s defenders this summer.

According to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, the Blues are ready to sell Emerson Palmieri this summer, but only if their £17million valuation is met.

Despite his contract expiring in the summer of 2022, the Blues are unwilling to let Emerson leave Stamford Bridge on the cheap.

Inter Milan and Napoli are keen on signing the Italian international this summer after failing to reach an agreement with the Blues for the left-back in January.

Emerson, who has made 11 appearances in all competitions this season, is yet to start a Premier League fixture under Tuchel.

Speaking about Emerson’s situation after last week’s win over Everton, Tuchel said: “I have another guy who I would love to mention in Emerson [Palmieri], who suffers from bad decisions by me.

“He does not play but he is an amazing guy who trains at the highest level and he never lets the team down with his mentality.

“It was a super hard decision today to have him out of the squad, the same with Tammy [Abraham].

“It is like this, we have a strong group. The guys have to keep on fighting. There’s no other way.”

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