As per Goal, recalling Emerson Palmieri from his Lyon loan is Chelsea’s priority amid the ongoing injury crisis. Marcos Alonso is the only fit wing-back in the squad at the moment.
However, the termination of the loan agreement is complicated because it does not include a break clause. Lyon have a buyout option on Emerson which ‘prohibits’ Chelsea from recalling him.
So as things stand, Chelsea ‘have to pay compensation’ to Lyon in order to bring the player back to the Bridge.
The Ligue 1 side hope to keep the 27-year-old at the club. The wing-back himself is open to a return to Chelsea.