Italian newspaper Tuttosport claimed that Emerson had stopped enjoying his time on Stamford Bridge because Lampard behaved like a “sergeant” in the squad and was under control.
The defender had started the season as the first-choice left-back ahead of Marcos Alonso, but lost his place after an injury and had started only one of the last 10 Premier League Games suspended before the season.
Despite his lack of playing time – only one on the bench since late January – Emerson insists that reports that he’s unhappy are far from the target.
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The 25-year-old uploaded a series of screenshots of articles on his Instagram stories each called “bad news” on Wednesday evening, and added an explanation at the end.
“The world is in a really difficult moment and there are journalists who want to spread fake news in order to have content,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I don’t speak too much, but here is my only and final statement on this news.
“I never said that and I definitely think the opposite of what was mentioned (without my knowledge). Respect and gratitude always. Enjoy your family. “
Emerson, who came to Chelsea from Roma under Antonio Conte, was strongly linked to a return to Serie A. National team chief Roberto Mancini encouraged him to leave Stamford Bridge.
“It would be nice if Emerson Palmieri, who didn’t play much for Chelsea, could come to Italy,” said the former manager of Manchester City and Inter earlier this year.
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