Chelsea face blow to Thomas Tuchel’s summer funds as Inter Milan make transfer decision

Chelsea’s transfer funds for the upcoming transfer window look set to take a hit with Inter Milan reportedly not willing to meet the asking price for Emerson.

The Italian giants have been strongly linked with a move for the Blues defender, with new Inter boss Simone Inzaghi having also reportedly approved a move.

However, there appears to be a slight sticking point in any potential transfer with the Italians reportedly unwilling to meet Chelsea ’s £17.2 million (€20m) asking price according to Sky Sport Italia.

A move back to his homeland might only be possible should the London club lower their demands during the transfer window.

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It remains to be seen whether that would be the case but Emerson remains to have other suitors away from Inter including Napoli and Lazio.

The 26-year-old has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Chelsea since a 2017 move from AS Roma.

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He has so far represented the Blues on 70 occasions in all competitions, netting twice.

His contract is set to run for only a further season so Thomas Tuchel must ideally sell this summer or risk losing the defender for a nominal fee or on a free transfer next year.

Emerson might not be the only Chelsea defender to be leaving for Serie A, with Fikayo Tomori also reportedly one of AC Milan’s prime summer targets.

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