Chelsea have made a firm approach for Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri, who has also been linked with Juventus and Liverpool.
According to Sky Sport Italia transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, Antonio Conte has set his sights on the Italian-Brazilian.
It’s a risky move, because Emerson has just recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he sustained in May 2017.
If Roma do need to sell someone in order to balance the books in January, they’d rather sacrifice Emerson than Radja Nainggolan or Kevin Strootman.
Liverpool and Juventus have long been linked with the former Palermo man, but Chelsea appear to have made a substantial offer over the last 24 hours.
He is seen as a far cheaper alternative to Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.