Transfer Rumours: Emerson Palmieri, James Rodriguez and Olivier Giroud

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Last Word on Football brings you the latest gossip from around the footballing world with our Transfer Rumours series. Today, Emerson Palmieri is nearing a move from Chelsea back to the Serie A via Juventus. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are plotting a deal sending James Rodriguez to Arsenal in exchange for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Finally, Inter Milan are contenders to land Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud in January.

Transfer Rumours: Emerson Palmieri, James Rodriguez, Olivier Giroud

Sarri Looking to Land Emerson Palmieri

According to Marc Mayo of the Sun Maurizio Sarri is looking to link up once again with Emerson Palmieri. However, the player is proving himself as a first-choice candidate at Chelsea recently. Will Emerson Palmieri want to swap first-team football in London for a back-up spot in Turin? Meanwhile, Frank Lampard will not want to let go of a player who has played a crucial part in Chelsea’s season.

The 25-year-old Brazilian born left-back is currently rated at £22 million according to Transfermarkt.com.

Transfer Rumours: Real Madrid Plotting Swap Deal

Real Madrid are looking to offload James Rodriguez as a swap in return for Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Alan Scott of the Sun. James Rodriguez spent last year on loan to Bayern Munich before returning to Madrid last summer. However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is seeming more likely to leave Arsenal.

Transfermarkt.com lists James Rodriguez at £45 million and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at £63 million.

Olivier Giroud Set to Move on From Chelsea

Joe Tanner of Sky Sports believes Olivier Giroud is set to make a January move to Inter Milan. Tammy Abraham has proved a better option for Frank Lampard. Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud’s Chelsea contract expires in Summer 2020.

Inter are 2nd in the Serie A league table. Antonio Conte‘s Inter Milan has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. Forwards Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku currently lead the line.

This meaning Olivier Giroud would face a formidable challenge. He is currently priced at £10.80 million at Transfermarkt.com.

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