According to the Metro, Chelsea are very near to complete the signing of Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri for a reported fee of £20 million. Liverpool have been chasing the player, but it seems Jurgen Klopp will have to find a new left-back somewhere else.
Some earlier reports have suggested that Mohammed Salah has urged the club to make a move for the Brazilian defender, as Reds have troubles on the left flank for quite some time.
The Merseyside club have to improve their backline, as Alberto Moreno has been struggling to find the right form ever since he arrived from Sevilla, and Andrew Robertson has everything to prove yet.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing some high-quality defenders to enhance team’s chances both in Europe and the domestic league. After the arrival of Virgil Van Dijk, the German expert is seeking a new goalkeeper and a left-back.
However, Antonio Conte seems to have won the race, but it is still a risky move since Emerson has had a problematic first half of the season, suffering from injuries.