Foot Mercato report this afternoon that Lyon are interested in signing Italy international Emerson Palmieri, having made an enquiry for the Chelsea man. With Les Gones’ initial target Patrick van Aanholt already signing with Galatasaray, the Lyon management have turned their attention to the Euro 2020 champion.
The 26-year-old has only made two league appearances this season with the Blues, and is not considered an integral part of the squad. The full-back nevertheless impressed during this summer’s tournament after coming in as Leonardo Spinazzola’s replacement in the semi-final against Spain and playing as a starter in the final against England.
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With reports in Italy and Spain linking the former Roma man to Napoli and Sevilla, Lyon appear to have also thrown their hat in the ring for the former Brazil youth international, with Peter Bosz looking to bring in a new left-back into the squad.