CHELSEA have put Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri on the transfer list in order to raise funds for another summer spree, according to reports.
Chelsea could cash-in on Marcos Alonso to fund their summer transfers, say reportsCredit: Getty
The Blues could also part ways with Emerson Palmieri in a big summer overhaulCredit: AP
Despite that, the Spaniard initially appeared to be Tuchel’s first choice shortly after his arrival at Stamford Bridge and was set for a Chelsea revival.
However, Chilwell, 24, has played the last four Champions League games – including both legs of the semi-final win over Real Madrid – as well as the crunch top-four Premier League game with West Ham.
Now Alonso is set to join Emerson, 26, on the transfer list, with Chilwell clear No1 choice.
Emerson had looked set to quit last summer, with a move to Serie A seemingly on the cards.
Napoli, Juventus and Inter Milan had seemed keen to bring the outcast left-back to Italy, but the switch never materialised.
Emerson hasn’t played in the Premier League under Tuchel this season, limited to two brief cameos off the bench in Europe – scoring in the last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid.
Ben Chilwell has established himself as Chelsea’s No1 left-back this seasonCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd
Both Alonso – who won the Premier League title in his first season in West London in 2016-17 – and Emerson are out of contract at the end of next season.
And Chelsea want to cash-in this summer rather than allow them to walk away on a free.
They will use any funds raised to sign a new striker, with Tuchel keen to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud could also be sold to raise money as Chelsea eye another big summer, having spent over £250m on new faces last year.
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