West Ham United‘s talks to sign Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri are advancing as David Moyes looks to upgrade his squad.
The Lowdown: West Ham in Emerson talks…
The Irons are reliably believed to be trying to sign the Italy international from their Premier League rivals, with BBC journalist Simon Stone even backing that the Hammers are currently in negotiations over a move for the 28-year-old.
This comes as Moyes looks to bolster his defence with further reinforcements, and the former Roma ace – who spent last season on loan at Lyon – appears to be a prime target.
Emerson is thought to be keen on a move to the London Stadium as a fresh report now shares some promising news on the chase.
The Latest: West Ham talks advancing…
Indeed, it is believed that talks are now progressing fast after an opening West Ham bid of £13m.
Football Insider now claim that the east Londoners are in ‘advanced’ negotiations, even being confident that they can finalise a move in the next ’48 hours’.
It’s added that West Ham are also closing in on personal terms for Emerson’s potential signing.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Despite a lack of opportunities at Chelsea, the 28-year-old excelled on loan at Lyon over 2021/22, even becoming a mainstay and playing the sixth-most Ligue 1 minutes out of their entire squad (WhoScored).
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Furthermore, the 27-cap Italy full-back has been praised by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel even when there has been little scope for him to feature at Stamford Bridge.
The German lavished Emerson as a ‘top guy’ and ‘top professional’ earlier this year, seemingly what Moyes could be looking for in terms of prospective additions to his West Ham squad.
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