Chelsea have slapped a €40 million price tag on the head of defender Emerson Palmieri ahead of the upcoming Summer transfer window according to a report from Italian news outlet

Both Inter and Juventus have shown an interest in signing the Brazilian born Italian national team player in recent weeks as they look to bolster their respective defences and for the time being they have only conducted some enquiries.

The report goes on to claim that Inter have made contact with both Chelsea and the player’s representatives and it is understood that the player himself is open to a return to Italy where he has previously played for Roma and Palermo.

The 25-year-old, who other reports have linked with Napoli as well, has made 18 appearances across all competitions to date this term for the Premier League outfit and in 1341 minutes on the field in total, he has provided a single assist for his teammates.