Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
The Brazilian, 23, was installed as a top transfer priority at Stamford Bridge in January after interest in Juventus’ Alex Sandro cooled.
And Emerson has finally been announced as the Blues’ second signing of the window after Ross Barkley, in a deal Roma claim is worth £17.5 million as well as a possible £7.8m in add-ons.
“Emerson Palmieri has today become the latest addition to the Chelsea squad after completing a transfer from Italian side Roma,” the club announced on its official website.
“The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the No.33 shirt.