By Daniel Feliciano

19th Aug, 2022 | 9:46am

West Ham United reopen talks with Chelsea for Emerson Palmieri, fee almost agreed - Sky Sports

West Ham have reopened talks with Chelsea over the signing of Emerson Palmieri and a fee is close to being agreed, according to Sky Sports News.

The Hammers were close to agreeing a deal for the Italy international last week before a deal collapsed over the player’s wage demands and agent fees, which saw West Ham back out.

However with both parties keen to get a deal done, they have gone back to the negotiation table to try and find a compromise and take Emerson to the London Stadium.

“We’ve just got a line into us here at Sky Sports News,” Kyle Walker said live on air.. “Talks have resumed between West Ham United and Chelsea over the signing of left-back Emerson.

“There is still some work to do on the deal, fee is close to being finalised and discussions are on once more with the player’s representatives. All parties are hopeful a compromise can be reached to get a deal over the line.

“West Ham are looking at alternatives, but are working hard to sign Emerson.”

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It’s always good to hear when a club swallows their pride to get a transfer that would help the club over the line, and that’s what is happening here.

Emerson would be a tremendous signing for West Ham and would bring quality, experience and an attacking impetus from the left-back position.

However he’s not worth an eye-watering amount and reports that his demands were crazy rightly saw the club walk away. But thankfully that hasn’t stopped them pursuing the deal entirely.

With both clubs willing to find a compromise that will hopefully mean that a deal can get done and while he won’t be here for the Brighton game, fans will be hopeful that he can play in next weekend’s fixture against Aston Villa if not the second leg against Viborg.

It’s clear that he is the top target for the position and if the board can deliver him to David Moyes then that would be a fantastic deal heading into the final fortnight of the transfer window.