Chelsea are reportedly ready to give Italy international Emerson Palmieri a pay rise after a strong start to the season.
Emerson has broken through as Chelsea’s first-choice left-back under Frank Lampard, while he started Italy’s 3-1 win in Armenia on Thursday.
With that in mind, Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira claims the Blues have opened contract talks with the 25-year-old.
Although his current deal does not expire until 2022, Schira writes the London club want to extend it by a further year.
They would also be prepared to increase his salary from €3.9m to €5m plus performance-related bonuses.
Emerson joined Chelsea from Roma in January 2018 for €20m and has gone on to win an FA Cup and a Europa League.