While the Inter Milan track for Emerson Palmieri has gone a little cold in recent weeks due to Chelsea’s asking price as well as the Nerazzurri signing Aleksandar Kolarov from AS Roma, it would appear that Kolarov is being primarily brought in to play as a left-sided centre back in Conte’s back-three. As a result, Inter are still looking to sign a left wing-back, with Parma’s Matteo Darmian being linked as of late. But Emerson is still said to be the primary target.

But that just leaves us where we were before, with Inter looking for a discount and a bargain, and Chelsea giving none.