Emerson 'informs Chelsea' he wants to join Napoli & 3 more under-radar stories

Emerson 'informs Chelsea' he wants to join Napoli & 3 more under-radar stories

Chelsea to face Irish side Drogheda United on Thursday

The Blues were set to face local opposition during their training camp in Ireland. According to the Irish Independent, this opponent is set to be Drogheda United.

The game will take place on Thursday behind closed doors. Like Chelsea's previous friendly against Peterborough, it will not be broadcast even by the in-house media.

Dujon Sterling set for contract talks after impressing Tuchel

Last season, Dujon Sterling was part of the U23 side as he was recovering from a long-term injury. He's with the first team during the pre-season and has received a lot of positive feedback from Tuchel.

The right wing-back's current deal expires in 12 months but he is keen to stay at Chelsea. Tuchel's position was key in the club's decision to open the contract talks, according to Goal.

Development squad captain Dynel Simeu close to So'ton move

Dynel Simeu, a 19-year-old centre-back, is another Chelsea academy player who has refused to sign a new contract and accepted an offer from another Premier League club.

He is set to join Southampton, according to Goal, where he has a chance of a fast-tracked pathway to be part of the senior set-up. Chelsea are set to receive ₤1.5m.

Emerson 'informs Chelsea' he wants to join Napoli

According to Calciomercato, Chelsea and Napoli are far apart in terms of their valuation of Emerson: the Blues rate him at €20m, while the Serie A side only offers half the asking price.

As a result, Emerson is trying to convince Chelsea to sell him as he wants a return to Italy, with his former Roma coach Luciano Spaletti in charge of Napoli.

Source: Tribuna.com