Palmieri exit to get Chelsea brilliant Alex Sandro in summer swap deal?
Chelsea have been given a glimmer of hope of signing Alex Sandro in the summer transfer window with Juventus’ chief football officer Fabio Paratici stating the club will be looking to complete swap deals in the market.
After months and months of fighting their transfer ban, Frank Lampard managed to get an early Christmas Present this month after it was revealed that the ban had been lifted, and we were able to sign players again in the January window, but despite all the transfer reports, a move did not materialise.
Emerson Palmieri made a strong start to the campaign, but has been dealt with several injury problems and we have had to turn to Marcos Alonso, who you feel is not a particular favourite of Lampard’s.
Cesar Azpilicueta has played in that position, despite being a right-back, while Reece James has also done a job on the left, so we will need to delve into their transfer kitty to try and acquire the services of a new left-back, especially after they failed to get any deals done in January.
Alex Telles and Ben Chilwell have been touted as first-choice targets, but Sandro has also been linked with a move to west London, and now they have edged closer to a possible deal for the impressive Juventus star.
And they could use Juventus’ interest in Palmieri as leverage with Paratici admitting the club will be open to potential swap deals.
“It will be a peculiar summer,” he said on the TMW website.
“We need ideas, [something like] swap deals and other new things for the next summer transfer market.”
Palmieri is a solid performer that has not made the impression that many had hoped and Alonso, has been too hit and miss over the past 12 months, so Lampard is right in seeking to add another left-back to the side.