Transfer: Chelsea Sign Brazilian Defender Emerson Palmieri From Roma

Premier League champions Chelsea have signed Brazilian-born left-back Emerson Palmieri from Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma.

Emerson has put pen to paper on a four-and-half year deal until 2022 after Chelsea agreed an initial fee of £17.6m that could rise to £25m based on add-ons.

Chelsea had earlier made signing a back-up for first choice left-back Marcos Alonso a priority in this transfer window and they have finally gotten their wish.

Emerson will wear the no. 33 jersey, formerly worn by a Brazilian Alex.