Milan open talks to sign former Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri

Milan have initiated preliminary discussions to sign West Ham and former Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri, according to reports.

Sky Sport Italia reveals that with Theo Hernandez’s future at San Siro uncertain, Milan are exploring options to bolster their defense.

While Emerson could potentially serve as a backup to Hernandez, his acquisition would provide Milan with a solid alternative.

The Rossoneri have reportedly been interested in the 29-year-old Italy international for some time, and have now made a concrete move to secure his services.

 

Milan open talks to sign former Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri
Milan move to bring sign Emerson from West Ham – Getty image

Emerson, who played a key role in Italy’s EURO 2020 title win, completed the 2023/24 season with one goal and two assists in 47 appearances across all competitions.

Milan’s interest in Emerson comes amidst competition from Napoli, who are close to signing another Milan defensive target, Real Madrid’s Rafa Marin.

While talks with Emerson are in the early stages, Milan are keen on making the deal happen.