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After recent ups and downs in negotiations, West Ham will eventually sign the Italy international

    Defender Emerson may soon leave Chelsea. According to insider Fabrizio Romano, West Ham are close to acquiring the 28-year-old Italian for £13m, with another £2m in bonuses.

    Some details are yet to be sorted out and this is expected to be done before the end of the week. Negotiations are underway on the terms of the contract with the player himself.

    Emerson made 29 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon last season and provided two assists. Transfermarkt estimates the player at €14 million.