Emerson Palmieri has spoken on his Chelsea future by claiming he would be happy returning to Thomas Tuchel’s squad next season.

Emerson, who earns £44,000-a-week, has just spent the 2021/22 campaign out on loan with French side Lyon.

The 27-year-old defender became an important player for the Ligue 1 outfit, making 36 appearances across all competitions.

He’s an attack-minded left-back that plays for reigning European champions Italy, so ideally wants to avoid being just a squad player.

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Emerson on Chelsea future

Emerson’s due back at Chelsea for pre-season this summer and he’s explained he would be open to staying at Stamford Bridge to fight for his spot.

The left-footer’s made 71 appearances for the Blues since joining in 2018 without really nailing down a permanent starting role.

He says that he’s happy rejoining the Chelsea squad for the 2022/23 season if instructed, though.

Incidentally, his current deal with the London club expires in 2024.

“For me personally it’s been a good season, I played a lot of games. Let’s see what happens in the future. I have a contract with Chelsea. I’ve played there for three years and won some things. If I need to go back there I’m happy,” Emerson said.

“It’s a good place for me, a good club. But I don’t know. Let’s see the next moves what can happen. I’ve not spoken to the coach.”

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Tuchel reportedly has plan

It’s been claimed Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is looking forward to welcoming Emerson back into his group for the next season.

With Marcos Alonso linked with a move away from the Bridge, Tuchel may need another left wing-back to pick from to compete with England international Ben Chilwell.

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