Maurizio Sarri has made Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri a priority transfer this summer, according to reports in Italy.
The Lazio boss worked with Emerson in his sole season at Chelsea in 2018-19, in which they won the Europa League, and is said to be keen on a reunion.
Football Italia has reported the left-back is equally as interested in a return to Italy, while Corriere dello Sport has claimed the Serie A side are poised to open talks with Chelsea regarding a move.
The 27-cap Italy star - who won the Euros with the Azzurri last summer - spent last campaign on loan at French club Lyon, making 29 Ligue 1 appearances and 36 in all competitions, scoring one goal.
#Chelsea are interested in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, with the Serie A side keen on Emerson Palmieri and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Lazio value their midfielder at €60M.— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) June 17, 2022
[@CorSport via @footballitalia]