Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to loan out their defender Emerson Palmieri, with a medical due to take place tomorrow.

According to L’Equipe, the Blues have reached an agreement with French club Lyon over a season-long loan deal for the 27-year-old.

It is understood that the Italy international will join Lyon on a one-year deal and that won’t include an option to buy.

The report says a deal was reached between the two clubs on Wednesday, so he’s now expected to undergo a medical in Lyon on Thursday ahead of his transfer. 

Also, Lyon manager Peter Bosz hopes that the Chelsea-owned player will be available to play in time for his side’s game against Clermont Foot on Sunday.


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Emerson, who picked up a Champions League medal as part of the Blues squad last season, looks set to pursue regular first-team minutes in France.

The attack-minded left-back played only 15 games across all competitions last season, including six appearances in the memorable Champions League campaign. 

However, he’s stuck behind Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso in the left-back pecking order at Stamford Bridge. 

He showed during the summer his quality as he played an important role in Italy winning Euro 2020.

The fact his deal won’t include an option to buy doesn’t guarantee his Blues career won’t be over. However, his contract is scheduled to expire at the end of the season with Chelsea.

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