CHELSEA’s bid to recall Emerson from his Lyon loan has been rejected THREE times, according to reports.
The French side are also said to have turned their noses up at a £3.35million compensation offer.
Lyon have refused to let Emerson go back to Chelsea THREE timesCredit: EPA
Thomas Tuchel has asked the Blues to end the arrangement with Lyon due to his defensive crisis.
Ben Chilwell has been ruled out for the season and that has left the West London club looking for back-up to cover Marcos Alonso.
However Lyon have rebuffed their advances on THREE occasions, according to Fabrizio Romano.
He tweeted: “OL have turned down three approaches from Chelsea for Emerson Palmieri.
“They want too keep him until end of the season – not accepting €4m compensation.
“Tuchel wants Emerson but looks difficult, as of now.
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“Kurzawa and Perisic are not options for Chelsea in January.”
Reports this week suggested Palmieri has informed Lyon he wants to leave and return to his parent club to help them.
The 27-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge back in 2018 from Roma and has helped them to both Champions League and Europa League success.
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But the Italian international has struggled for regular action with the Blues in the Prem and has only appeared 33 times in the top-flight.
His frustrations led to Tuchel allowing him to depart back at the start of the season.
Palmieri has impressed in France and has been a regular this term.
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