Napoli set to intensify contact with Chelsea for 26-year-old

Napoli are expected to intensify contact with Chelsea in their attempts to sign EURO 2020 winner Emerson Palmieri this summer. 

Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport have reported about Napoli’s interest in the Italian defender, saying that contacts are now set to increase in the next few hours. Cristiano Guintoli wants to make the player available to Luciano Spalletti soon. So far, negotiations have not gone too far because Chelsea do not seem willing to budge on their asking price of €20 million.

Napoli believe that the price is excessive, considering that the left-back has his contract expiring in the summer of 2022. Parties are studying a different way to reach an agreement but it seems unlikely that Chelsea will accept Napoli’s loan offer with the option to buy him permanently.

Spalletti has asked for the left back as he knows him from their time together at Roma. Guintoli is doing all he can to make the move possible. 

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