Transfer Rumours
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Last Word on Football brings you the latest gossip from around the footballing world with our Transfer Rumours series. Today, Emerson Palmieri is nearing a move from Chelsea back to the Serie A via Juventus. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are plotting a deal sending James Rodriguez to Arsenal in exchange for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Finally, Inter Milan are contenders to land Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud in January.

Transfer Rumours: Emerson Palmieri, James Rodriguez, Olivier Giroud

Sarri Looking to Land Emerson Palmieri

According to Marc Mayo of the Sun Maurizio Sarri is looking to link up once again with Emerson Palmieri. However, the player is proving himself as a first-choice candidate at Chelsea recently. Will Emerson Palmieri want to swap first-team football in London for a back-up spot in Turin? Meanwhile, Frank Lampard will not want to let go of a player who has played a crucial part in Chelsea’s season.

The 25-year-old Brazilian born left-back is currently rated at £22 million according to

Transfer Rumours: Real Madrid Plotting Swap Deal

Real Madrid are looking to offload James Rodriguez as a swap in return for Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Alan Scott of the Sun. James Rodriguez spent last year on loan to Bayern Munich before returning to Madrid last summer. However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is seeming more likely to leave Arsenal. lists James Rodriguez at £45 million and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at £63 million.

Olivier Giroud Set to Move on From Chelsea

Joe Tanner of Sky Sports believes Olivier Giroud is set to make a January move to Inter Milan. Tammy Abraham has proved a better option for Frank Lampard. Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud’s Chelsea contract expires in Summer 2020.

Inter are 2nd in the Serie A league table. Antonio Conte‘s Inter Milan has proven to be a force to be reckoned with. Forwards Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku currently lead the line.

This meaning Olivier Giroud would face a formidable challenge. He is currently priced at £10.80 million at

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  1. Hi Adam, I just had some feedback from this last article. First, when linking club names please link them to the LWOF club page. We have those for all PL clubs and most big Europeans clubs. This time it looks like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Arsenal all had outbound links to other sites. I fixed it this time but for the future please only link club names back to LWOF.

    Second, a few of the player names were linked to their Transfermarkt pages and not their FBref pages, please don’t do this in the future. FBref links will allow our pages to appear on FBref, generating clicks. That is not the case for TM so please only use FBref links on players.

    Third, Please link to the rumour sources for these articles. So, when making mention that it comes from the Sun, please link to the article on the Sun’s website. Same when referencing outside websites like TM. Again, I fixed it on this article but please be mindful of that in the future.

    Finally, please avoid putting articles in pitch when the readability score is red. If you do that then the editor may change some of your sentences to get the score up to par as I did this time to get it out ASAP. You can just click on the readability section to get a break down of how to improve that score.

    Thanks for the hard work and I will look forward to reading your next one. Cheers!

    -Martin H


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