Napoli looking to sign Emerson from Chelsea

Napoli have made an approach for Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri.

The Serie A club are looking to pay around £8.5m for Emerson, who has been a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge for some time.

He impressed for Italy at Euro 2020 after being given a run in the side because of an injury to Leandro Spinazzola.

But he is behind both Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso in the pecking order at Chelsea and has indicated that he wants to leave the club.

Emerson, 26, moved to west London from Roma in January 2018.

He has started just 23 Premier League matches for Chelsea and appeared just twice in the league last season – both times as a substitute.