'I know': Agent makes interesting claim about Chelsea player amid transfer speculation

Jorginho’s agent claimed that Emerson Palmieri has asked his Chelsea colleague about living in Naples amid reported interest from Napoli.

Speaking to Kiss Kiss Napoli, Joao Santos said that Emerson had apparently enquired about the Italian city where Jorginho played before he signed for the Blues.

The European Championship-winning defender is under serious scrutiny from clubs of his national allegiance, including Roma, Inter Milan, and Napoli.

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According to Calciomercato, the latter have already made an offer for the Blues left-back.

His stock will have only risen following his international success, but may also have redirected Chelsea’s interest in letting him go.

Either way, Emerson is set to be the subject of plenty of transfer stories before the summer window closes.

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Santos has now added fuel to the fire through his latest statement.

“I know that Emerson Palmieri asked Jorginho about the city of Naples and the way of living football in Naples,” said Jorginho’s representative.

Jorginho left Napoli after four years of service to join Chelsea in 2018.

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He certainly would be the best person to ask about the area, should Emerson want some extra information.

However, Santos has been known to spark debates with some of his comments in the past, so perhaps this latest omission needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.