Chelsea have been fast-tracked into contract talks with Emerson Palmieri due to fears Maurizio Sarri will try to bring him to Juventus.

Chelsea have begun talks over a new long-term contract for left-back Emerson Palmieri because of interest from former boss Maurizio Sarri.

The Italian has been one of the bright sparks for Frank Lampard’s side, who have won just one of their opening four league games.

Emerson is now ahead of Marcos Alonso in the pecking order and Chelsea want to keep hold of the 25-year-old.