Chelsea fans convinced Palmieri has signed

Chelsea have been linked to numerous players in the January transfer window, one of which has been Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri.

Manager Antonio Conte has been prioritising bringing in a new wing-back to provide competition for Marcos Alonso.

According to the London Evening Standard, Palmieri has penned a four-year contract at Stamford Bridge, but a fee is yet to be agreed with Roma.

The publication claims that the reigning Premier League champions are in talks to strike a deal that will also involve Edin Dzeko moving to West London.

While speaking to the media in a press conference earlier today, Conte made reference to Kenedy’s loan switch to Newcastle United.

The manager confirmed that he is open to bringing in a new player to cover the role.

Conte’s comments have left Chelsea fans convinced that Palmieri is on his way to the club.

The left-back, who played in the same Santos team as world-record signing Neymar, has spent the majority of the season on the sidelines with a knee injury, but is now fit to play.