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Deal Close: Agent confirms agreement with Chelsea for star defender



AS Roma left-back Emerson looks set to swap Rome for London as his agent confirmed this week that talks have begun between the two clubs over the Brazilian fullback.

It is no secret that Chelsea needs an extra left back to challenge Marcus Alonso. Chelsea lost out in the bid to sign Alex Sandro in the summer with Juventus rejecting bids for the defender, the London club have turned their focus to the AS Roma defender.

Emerson’s Agent Fernando Garcia spoke to Calciomercato informing the sports website that a deal is imminent. According to the Agent, “There’s nothing certain yet, we are in a phase of discussion and evaluation.

“Chelsea are a concrete possibility, absolutely. Now the two clubs are talking, we’ll see if they reach a positive conclusion,” He said.

He also reiterated Emerson’s desire to play under Conte in the Premier League, “I have no planned trips to Italy, at least for the moment, as we are waiting for developments. “

Obviously, Emerson would love to play in the Premier League and it’d be a dream to work with Conte, as he is among the best Coaches in the world. Chelsea are confident of signing the defender for around £30 million, with news from Italy suggesting that Roma are  likely to cash in on the defender to ease their FFP issues.

Chelsea has recently been linked to several players from Roma with Mohammed Salah and Antonio Rüdiger linked with the club in the summer with the London Club signing Rüdiger. Recently Manolas, El Shaarawy and Dzeko have been linked to the London club, with Dzeko being considered as a signing to challenge Morata in the striking position.

Emerson would be a good signing for Chelsea as he would provide good competition for Marcus Alonso, although he is not an upgrade to the Spanish left back. Emerson’s main strengths lie in his dribbling and crossing abilities. He would be an excellent backup for the Spaniard for cup competitions and during injury layoff.

Emerson has played just two matches this season for AS Roma and is eligible to play in the Champions league for Chelsea as he was not included in the Champions League group stage squad.


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