Transfer rumors can be quite predictable. Last year, Maurizio Sarri joined Chelsea and was supposed to take half of Napoli with him. Eventually, Jorginho did end up joining, but he was leaving with or without the manager. In fact, he had been halfway to Manchester City before getting gazumped.
This year, Sarri is supposedly joining Juventus, so here come associated the transfer rumors. The first Chelsea player rumoured to be on their wishlist is Emerson, whose name may or may not have been heavily involved in the talks over a transfer fee for Sarri.
Maurizio Sarri could be reunited with his #ChelseaFC left-back Emerson Palmieri if he replaces Max Allegri at #Juventus , with Alex Sandro on the way out https://t.co/APfe1cKLwv #CFC pic.twitter.com/HjsX3A8wLt— footballitalia (@footballitalia) June 8, 2019
According to Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia), Juventus will be looking to buy Emerson if Alex Sandro leaves Juventus. That's a pretty big and significant if, but that's how transfer rumours roll.
Goal's Chelsea correspondent, Nizaar Kinsella reaffirmed Juventus' interest in Emerson but also went on to reject the possibility of the transfer happening by stating that Emerson, much-like Atletico linked Marcos Alonso, will be staying at the Bridge.
Emerson himself recently made it very clear that he wants to stay at Chelsea. His agent was saying the same thing not long before as well. Things can change in football, of course — anything can happen, as players often say — but this one looks a bit far-fetched at the moment.