Emerson expected to return to Chelsea after Lyon loan deal

Sébastien Denis of Foot Mercato reports today that Italian left-back Emerson is set to return to Chelsea at the end of the season, and will not stay at Lyon beyond his loan deal.

The Euro 2020 winner’s salary is too high for Les Gones to keep him, while the player himself does not particularly want to stay at the club.

Director Bruno Cheyrou is on the search for a replacement,  in either a permanent transfer at a low price or on another loan deal.

The 23-year-old, who has 23 league appearances this season, has scored one goal for the club and made two assists.


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