EMERSON PALMIERI allegedly wants to return to Chelsea and end his loan at Lyon.
The star moved to France on a season-long loan deal last summer, but he could be in line to return to Stamford Bridge should the French side give in to the demands.
Thomas Tuchel has asked the Blues to end the arrangement with Lyon due to his defensive crisis.
Ben Chilwell has been ruled out for the season and that has left the West London club looking for back-up to cover Marcos Alonso.
However, Lyon have reportedly turned down Chelsea’s initial attempt to bring back their defender.
The Premier League side are attempting to sweeten the deal by offering to reimburse Lyon for the ace’s services and ending the deal early.
Now Mercato claims that Palmieri has informed the Ligue 1 outfit that he wants to leave and return to his parent club to help them.
The 27-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge back in 2018 from Roma and has helped them to both Champions League and Europa League success.
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But the Italian international has struggled for regular action with the Blues in the Prem and has only appeared 33 times in the top-flight.
His frustrations led to Tuchel allowing him to depart back at the start of the season.
Palmieri has impressed in France and has been a regular this term – but his time in Ligue 1 could be coming to an end.
Chelsea are willing to offer Lyon compensation if they approve the loan recall of the left-back.
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