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Sport Thomas Tuchel facing £50m nightmare Chelsea scenario amid terse five-word transfer warning

23:12  14 january  2022
23:12  14 january  2022 Source:   football.london

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Olympique Lyon head coach Peter Bosz has confirmed that Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri will complete his season-long loan in France amid the Blues’ reported efforts to recall him.

It had been suggested over the past days that Chelsea were attempting to bring the Italian back to Stamford Bridge following the long-term injuries suffered by Ben Chilwell and Reece James.

So far, they have not had any luck in securing a recall, with Lyon keen to keep him at the Groupama Stadium for the remainder of the campaign after the defender has impressed across his 20 appearances in all competitions for the French outfit.

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However, Bosz has warned Chelsea that Emerson will not be back in west London until at least the summer.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s clash with Troyes, he said: “Yes, we will keep Emerson.”

That confirmation will certainly be a big blow to Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel as he attempts to find more back-up at left-back following the injury sustained by Chilwell.

Marcos Alonso was the only senior option in the current squad before the recall of Kenedy - who can deputise in the position if need be.

Ben Chilwell and Reece James both face extended periods on the sidelines © James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images Ben Chilwell and Reece James both face extended periods on the sidelines

It had been reported that the Blues were looking to enter the January transfer market in order to recruit a left-back, with a number of names having been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge.

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Even Tuchel had confirmed that his side could be set to look at recruits.

Talking last week, he said: “I will not comment on detail in the market. We check our options and it needs to make sense. If we had a full squad I would love to answer this question and say we need nothing. But we have the issue and that’s why we look into it.”

However, it appears that the European champions will have to fork out a considerable amount in order to seal a January addition.

One of the main names linked with a transfer to Chelsea throughout the window thus far is AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez after his sparkling performances in Serie A.

It has been suggested, however, that the Rossoneri would be set to demand up to £50m for his signature. While the fee may be manageable for the Blues, it would represent a huge amount to pay for a player who may not be first-choice under Thomas Tuchel once Chilwell returns to contention.

So without both Emerson - and potentially a high price for any left-back signing - both Tuchel and Chelsea have been left in a very tricky position.

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