After Chelsea confirmed the signing of Leicester City left back Ben Chilwell, it was and is inevitable that one of either Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri will be leaving the club.
Emerson has been the one largely talked about as leaving the club, with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte showing interest in him at Inter Milan.
However, is Emerson his first choice target for left back?
No, according to Sky Germany reporter Angelo Mangiante.
He claimed in a tweet over night that it is actually Marcos Alonso who is the ‘main target’ for Conte at Inter, and that Emerson is a backup choice.
— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) September 11, 2020
This could create an issue though, with the impression being that Chelsea and Frank Lampard have always been much more keen on keeping Alonso rather than Emerson.
The Spaniard has been the one called upon more than Emerson last season, which would suggest he is rated higher by Lampard.