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Juventus want to ‘gift’ Alex Sandro to Chelsea, but want Emerson and more in return — report

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Wait, what?

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Juventus are one of the clubs interested in signing Emerson Palmieri and it’s logical to assume that the Italy international would fancy a move back to Serie A after being limited to a bit-part role towards the later part of the season. However, his relatively low price of €25m doesn’t seem so low now in the current economic climate and Juventus are thinking along similar lines, as per a report from Tuttosport (via Sport Witness).

Juventus’ interest in the player is long-standing, with Emerson apparently also keen on reuniting with Maurizio Sarri, and the Old Lady believe that Emerson’s price is “easily negotiable”.

And if that fails, they have another trick up their sleeves: namely, Alex Sandro. Juventus plan to offer him in return for Emerson and a bit of cash. Sandro’s poor performances under Sarri have made him expendable, while Emerson’s prior familiarity wit Sarri-ball is seen as a positive.

While Chelsea have been interested in Alex Sandro’s services in the past (we all remember that long, drawn-out, frustrating transfer saga), he is now 29 years-old, and giving up a 25-year-old Emerson along with some cash doesn’t seem like a smart investment.

On the other hand, Alex Sandro could be a genuine upgrade at left back for Chelsea, despite his poor form.

Do we change our transfer strategy to strengthen a position of need just this one time?

Decisions, decisions...