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Chelsea suffer major blow to recall this defender



The latest reports have revealed that Chelsea have suffered a major blow in their first approach to recall their defender Emerson Palmieri from Lyon this January transfer window.

It is no longer news that Chelsea are in the race to sign a replacement for Ben Chilwell, who is out of the team for the rest of this season owing to injury.

While Chelsea are making moves for other players they could sign as a replacement for Chilwell, the Blues have also been linked with moves to sign back Palmieri, which seems to be proving difficult by the day.

This was disclosed by football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, in a tweet via his Twitter at the weekend.

Romano revealed, “Chelsea are still trying to recall Emerson Palmieri as left-back; Tuchel wants him. OL turned down first approach but Chelsea are pushing again – prepared to offer compensation.”

Another player Chelsea could have signed is Lucas Digne from Everton, but the reports revealed that the deal is looking unlikely to happen.

“Lucas Digne deal now looking very unlikely. Nothing advanced. Everton ask for permanent move,” Romano tweeted.

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