Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri admits he could return to Italy
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Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri admits he could return to Italy

Chelsea FC left-back Emerson Palmieri has admitted that a return back to Italy is a possibility as he ponders about his future.

Emerson left the Serie A in 2018 to join Chelsea from Roma but he hasn’t been the preferred choice for manager Frank Lampard something that has promoted him to ponder about his future.

The player has severally been linked with a move back to Italy more so in January where he felt more game time would have increased his chances of making it to the Italy squad for their Euro 2020 campaign which has since been cancelled.

“I was very happy in Serie A, including with the culture, which is also why I chose to play for Italy.  A return to Serie A could happen, but I have a contract with Chelsea and I'm in no rush to go anywhere,” Emerson told Sky Sport Italia.

The 25-year-old has not made an appearance for the Blues since January and has been linked with moves to both Inter and Juventus.

Emerson played for both Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte during their time at Chelsea and the defender has fond memories of both coaches.

“It has been a wonderful experience at Chelsea, as first there was Conte, so obviously it was easier to deal with an Italian coach.

“As for Sarri, I've no words for what a marvellous year we had, as we finished third in the Premier League, reached the Carabao Cup final and won the Europa League. We can't complain,” Emerson said.

Conte brought the left-back to England in 2018, while he enjoyed further success under current Juve boss Maurizio Sarri last season.