Chelsea's Emerson set to join Juventus on season-long loan with an option to buy included
Andrea Pirlo's Juventus will also add Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa in a loan deal with a ÂŁ45million ($58m) obligation to buy, after allowing Douglas Costa to join Bayern Munich on loan.
Emerson's return to Italy comes after two-and-a-half years at Chelsea, with Marcos Alonso looking set to continue under manager Frank Lampard following their fall-out at the end of last month.
Lampard's public dressing down of Alonso away at West Brom didn't sit well with the Spain international but the Blues boss has called on his squad to hold 'no grudges' after clearing the air.
Despite both left-backs being available to move late in the transfer window, just Emerson is leaving with his lower wages and Italian nationality attracting strong interest from Serie A clubs.
Southampton, meanwhile, have seen a loan move collapse for Ruben Loftus-Cheek as his ÂŁ150,000-a-week wages prove too costly for Ralph Hasenhuttl's outfit. West Ham are also interested in taking Loftus-Cheek on loan.
Loftus-Cheek will likely remain at Chelsea, alongside fellow academy graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi, who saw Chelsea reject several late approaches from Bayern Munich which included offers of ÂŁ70m ($89m) in 2021 for the 19-year-old.
Chelsea may block any move to rivals Tottenham, who they are expecting to compete with for league positions and in cup competitions.
However, Rudiger is very open to remaining in London and is particularly keen on playing for a club in Europe, which means only Jose Mourinho's side ticks every box for the defender.
Baba Rahman is weighing up two loan offers late in the transfer window and one is understood to be from an English club as he prepares for another season on loan.
Tiemoue Bakayoko's loan move to Napoli will be imminently announcedwhich will see the Blues earn ÂŁ4.5m ($6m) in a loan fee but not agree an option or an obligation to buy for the midfielder.
The Blues aren't expected to make an deadline-day incoming moves themselves, despite being interested in signing West Ham's Declan Rice.
All of Chelsea'sapproaches this summer have been rejected and assistant coach Alan Irvine reinforced the position after he starred in a 3-0 away win at Leicester City on Sunday.
âWe havenât been looking to replace him. We have been looking for players but weâve not been looking for a replacement for Declan because we donât have any intention of selling him," Irvine said.
Source : goal.com
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