Report: West Ham offer £13m for Chelsea defender

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Emerson Palmieri is set to leave Chelsea this summer, and is attracting interest from several clubs.

According to reports, West Ham have made a bid of £13m for Emerson.

Emerson is surplus to requirements at Chelsea, as the Blues already have Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella for the left wing-back role.

Emerson who spent last season on loan with Lyon, also has offers from Nottingham Forest and Atalanta while Juventus have been monitoring his situation.

Meanwhile, Cucurella has started out well for Chelsea this season, and Thomas Tuchel chose him ahead of Ben Chilwell for the game against Tottenham.

Explaining his decision, Tuchel told Sky Sports: “He is a very intelligent player, he does good choices, very safe on the ball and playing through the lines, very calm.

“I have a feeling that he has a bit more feeling for the rhythm and intensity of matches than Ben at the moment

“We keep Ben Chilwell for substitutions because he is a high-speed runner, an intense runner.

“But after his long injury I think he lacks a little bit of rhythm and feeling for the matches. That’s why we go for Cucu today.”