Chelsea want steep £17m for third choice left back

Chelsea want £17m for left back Emerson Palmieri, according to the Daily Mail.

The former Roma player is one of the few in the squad who hasn’t been given a decent run by Thomas Tuchel. The manager even went as far as apologising the other day for how little he’s been able to play the left back.

The arrival of Ben Chilwell always looked like it was going to cost him, and under usual circumstances we might have sold him in the summer.

But there wasn’t much money around, and despite the fact that his contract runs out in summer 2022, we decided to keep him. He’s barely played, which makes the £17m seem a stretch – but then again for a Premier League left back that’s not a huge amount in normal cirumstances.

On the one occasion he has featured for Tuchel it was as a central defender in a back 3. Could that extra string to his bow be enough to make him worth that £17m? We will have to wait and see.