Emerson Palmieri provides update on Chelsea FC future

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Emerson Palmieri admits he is yet to speak to Thomas Tuchel in regard to his future at Chelsea.

The Italian international joined Lyon on loan last summer with Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso competing at left wing-back in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

Following an injury to Chilwell, an attempt was made to bring the 27-year-old back to Stamford Bridge, although that proved unsuccessful.

Palmieri made 36 appearances for the French side last season, playing in their Europa League quarter-final loss against West Ham.

Signed from Roma in the summer of 2018, the defender has another year to run on his contract at Stamford Bridge and has rarely threatened to nail down a starting berth. Across his three season before moving to Ligue 1 on loan, Palmieri made only 71 appearances.

The chances of ousting Chilwell in Tuchel’s starting XI look slim, although his future could perhaps be complicated by Alonso’s. Linked with a move to Barcelona, the Spanish international recently confirmed his desire to depart.

“‘I didn’t speak with him Thomas Tuchel just yet,” he said.

“I have a contract with Chelsea. I played there for three seasons and I have a lot of friends there and if I come back, I’ll be happy. It’s a good place and club for me. I don’t know [whether I will return], let’s see what can happen.”

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