Chelsea are hoping to sell a number of fringe players to help raise funds for other targets.Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri looks set to end his move to Inter Milan.The Italian club are reportedly pushing for negotiations on final fees.Frank Lampard has made signing a new left-back his top priority this summer.Ben Chillwell is the club's top target and is reportedly making breakthrough negotiations with Leicester.
Leicester should want £80m for the defender but a £50m deal is in the works.However,Chelsea have yet to raise funds to fund the 23-year-old's move and other goals.Chillwell's arrival appears to coincide with Emerson's exit from Stamford Bridge.The Italian struggled for a shot under Lampard and made just 13 starters last season.
Marcos Alonso is the preferred option but no left-back has convinced the Chelsea boss to move on.But it looks like Emerson is the one most likely to go with favorite Inter Milan to sign him.
According to Corriere Dello Sport,Inter have identified Emerson as their first choice this summer.And it is suspected that an agreement has been signed between the 26-year-old and Inter.The report suggests that the talks are unlikely to become a long-term affair.
The two teams are still divided, with Inter preferring to pay no more than £18 million.Although Chelsea want at least £22.5m and preferably £27m.
But the advice is that Chelsea are ready to negotiate and it looks like a transfer will be made in the near future.The money from Emerson's sale will soon be used to be reinvested in Lampard's squad.
Kai Havertz remains Chelsea's top target,and reports suggest Bayer Leverkusen are close to a £90 million deal.There is also speculation about Kepa Arrizabalaga's future as Jan Oblak runs for his replacement.
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