Agreement reached: Chelsea fail to offload outcast as Italian giants agree a deal for €2m alternative

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While it’s important for a club to stick to a valuation of their player, it can come back to haunt them if they are stuck with someone who simply doesn’t play.

Chelsea finally managed to sign Ben Chilwell this week while fellow addition Malang Sarr can also play at left back when needed, so the futures of Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso are up in the air.

The Italian has barely played so Chelsea should be looking to offload him, but it appeared that their demands of €25m were too much for Inter Milan to pay.

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At least there was still some hope that a compromise could be found, but that now looks impossible after it’s been confirmed that Inter are about to sign former Man City defender Aleksandar Kolarov instead:

Kolarov will turn 35 later this year so this isn’t a long term solution for Inter, but he’s been brilliant for Roma and the transfer fee is much lower than what Chelsea wanted for Emerson, so it could be a good move for them.

Chelsea now have a real issue where there’s no sign that anybody else is interested in Emerson or Marcos Alonso so they have no leverage in any negotiations, so they may end up taking a very low fee or being stuck with both players until January at least.

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