Juventus want Chelsea star for Higuain?

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 18/01/2019

Juventus are reportedly hoping to include Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri in the deal that takes Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old Italy international moves to West London from AS Roma Janaury last year under the tutelage Antonio Conte last but has failed to make any starts for the Blues in the Premier League this term.

According to Tuttosport claims that Chelsea could avoid paying €9m to loan Higuain until the end of the season by sending Emerson to Juventus on a temporary basis.

However, the newspaper accepts the Bianconeri may prefer the cash and hold separate negotiations for the ex-Roma left-back, who is also a target for Atletico Madrid if Lucas Hernandez completes a summer move to Bayern Munich

Juventus would be moving for the Emerson to cover for Alex Sandro as Leonardo Spinazzola looks set to leave Serie A league leaders this month.

Emerson made his Premier League debut on 4 March 2018 as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 defeat at Manchester City and went on to featured 11 times and scoring one goal in the process.