Emerson has been vocal about his frustration at not getting minutes at Chelsea and has said that he feels happier with the Italy national team, where gets to play football.


The defender was keen to leave Chelsea in the last window and remains firm on his interest in packing his bags from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window if his situation does not change.



Emerson has been on the radar of Inter and Juventus, but it is now Napoli who are leading the chase to take the former Roma man back to Italy.


And according to Italian outlet TuttoNapoli, some groundwork has already been done on Napoli’s behalf in order to take Emerson to the San Paolo.



It has been claimed that at the end of October, an intermediary representing the defender visited Napoli’s headquarters and held talks with the club hierarchy.


Emerson’s wage demands are high, but it has been claimed Napoli have the means to carry out the operation to take him to the San Paolo.



It has been claimed that if they can shift out Faouzi Ghoulam in January, Napoli would get an advantage in the chase to sign Emerson.


The player is open to the move to Napoli and the Serie A giants are now planning to approach Chelsea about doing a deal in January.