Inter Milan have opted against meeting Chelsea’s €25m (£22m) asking price for left-back Emerson Palmieri, according to the Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist has confirmed that the Nerazzurri deem the valuation too high and have now moved on to another target. They have opened negotiations with Roma to sign former Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov:
Inter have opened talks with AS Roma to sign Aleksandar Kolarov. Antonio Conte wants him again as left back. Chelsea are still asking €25M to sell Emerson Palmieri and Inter won’t spend this money. 🔵 @SkySport @DiMarzio #inter #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2020
Manager Frank Lampard will be very keen to get Emerson out of the door, following the £50m arrival of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City. The Blues currently have three senior left-backs and it was hoped that either Marcos Alonso or Emerson would be offloaded in order to fund moves for other purchases.
Despite the club’s spending spree, there are still likely to be more additions before the transfer window shuts in October, with Lampard reportedly keen on signing a new goalkeeper as well as a possible approach to snap up West Ham’s Declan Rice.