Maurizio Sarri looking to reunite with Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri with Juventus interested in Italian left-back

Juventus are interested in taking Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri back to Italy to join the Bianconeri with the Italian side looking to bolster their defensive options.

Emerson has become a solidified starter under Frank Lampard, despite picking up injuries against Liverpool back in September, and on international duty with Italy and is set to return after the current international break. 

He has played five times this season in the Premier League for the Blues, and has proved to be a stellar option for reliability at the back defensively despite the defensive woes continuing at the back - having conceded 14 times this season already. 

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Emerson Palmieri with boss Frank Lampard after the Blues beat Norwich City 3-2 back in August at Carrow Road.Getty Images

As per Fabrizio Romano, Juventus are looking to add to their left-back options as their only option on the left side is Alex Sandro and Emerson is high on their list of targets.

Injuries are mounting and Maurizio Sarri is looking to bolster his squad with a few additions in the coming transfer windows.

The 25-year-old is familiar with the current Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri after the pair worked together at Chelsea last season before Sarri departed back to Italy. 

Chelsea have proposed an extension to Emerson's contract, wanting to add another two years onto his current deal which expires in 2022. 

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It isn't the first time a former Chelsea manager has gone after a left-back at the club - Antonio Conte recently was rumoured to have wanted to take Marcos Alonso to Inter Milan.Getty Images

Emerson is familiar with Italy, having arrived from AS Roma to London back in January 2018 when Antonio Conte was in charge in West London. 

He has quickly become a fans favourite at the club, having displaced Marcos Alonso onto the bench. 

Transfermarkt currently value Emerson at £22.5 million, but it will take a much higher offer to even tempt Chelsea with parting ways with the full-back.

The Italian's contract still has two-and-a-half-years left to run, and Chelsea won't be looking to offload one of their key players to a European rival anytime soon.

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