Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri has refused to rule out the possibility of a return to play in Italy one day in the future amid links over a possible return in the media.

The full back has been linked with both Inter and Juventus for a good few months now and some reports in the media have suggested that Chelsea would be open to offloading him in order to help them fund their Summer transfer market business.

“I was very happy in Serie A, including with the culture, which is also why I chose to play for Italy,” he began an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia earlier on today.

“A return to Serie A could happen, but I have a contract with Chelsea and I’m in no rush to go anywhere. It has been a wonderful experience at Chelsea, as first there was Conte, so obviously it was easier to deal with an Italian coach.

“As for Sarri, I’ve no words for what a marvellous year we had, as we finished third in the Premier League, reached the Carabao Cup Final and won the Europa League. We can’t complain!”

The Brazilian born Italian international then proceeded to speak further on both Conte and Sarri, who are now in charge of Inter and Juventus respectively as well as his former manager at Roma, Luciano Spalletti.

“I learned a lot from Conte, he proved himself to be a fantastic coach, but I think for the time we worked together and the results we achieved, I got even more from Sarri.

“Spalletti at Roma is more of a friend or a father figure, he talks to you every day, asks about your family, makes sure you’re happy. Sarri is more focused on the pitch, but you can tell he’s got a gigantic heart, even if he doesn’t speak as much.

“They are quite similar, although Sarri is more tactical and focused, while Spalletti leaves a little more room for fun in his training sessions. Sarri definitely got angrier!”

This season the 25-year-old, who is under contract with Chelsea until the end of the 2021/22 season, has made 18 appearances across all competitions to date. In 1341 minutes on the field, the former Roma, Palermo and Santos player has contributed a single assist.