Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso have garnered praise for their performances in unfamiliar wing-back roles for Chelsea this season.
Both players have been ever-presents for Chelsea in the Premier League since Antonio Conte changed to a 3-4-3 formation in October.
But with Chelsea's return to the Champions League next season, Conte will need reinforcements to cope with the extra fixtures.
Chelsea have reportedly identified Emerson Palmieri as a summer target
Antonio Conte wants to strengthen his wing-back options
And the Daily Mail claims that the Chelsea boss is interested in signing Emerson Palmieri from Roma.
The 23-year-old occupies a similar position to Alonso with the Serie A club and could slot in perfectly to Conte's formation at Chelsea.
Antonio Conte's crazy celebration after Gary Cahill's winner against Stoke
Sat, March 18, 2017
Antonio Conte went a little bit mad after Gary Cahill's winner against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium, and the home side won't be too pleased with the Chelsea manager
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte got pretty excited about Gary Cahill's late winner
Marcos Alonso hasn't missed a minute of Premier League action since September
Palmieri only signed for Roma on a permanent basis in January after initially joining on loan from Santos in August 2015.
Roma paid £1.7million for Palmieri and are likely to want a sizeable profit if they are willing to let him leave in the summer.