Vito Doria Date: 29th December 2020 at 7:07pm
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Napoli have joined in the race to sign left-back Emerson Palmieri.

The 26-year-old Brazilian-born international has been linked with the for some time and Biscione coach wants him at the Milanese club but the Partenopei are also looking to acquire the defender.

According to SportMediaset, Napoli want to sign a left-back who would provide an upgrade on current left-backs and Mario Rui, and Emerson fits that profile.

The Azzurri defender is contracted to until June 2022 but he has found playing time under Blues manager to be limited and he is likely to push for a transfer to find more opportunities to play.

Emerson has only played two matches so far in the 2020/21 Premier League season, but this has not deterred coach Roberto Mancini, who is still happy to select him for international duty.

The oriundo featured in five Azzurri games throughout October and November.