Chelsea To Listen To Offers From Inter Milan, Others For Marcos Alonso

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Chelsea are reportedly set to listen to offers from Inter Milan and other clubs for Spanish defender Marcos Alonso, leaving the door open for the left-back in the January transfer window.

The Spaniard joined Chelsea in 2016 from Fiorentina and has since won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Europa League during his three-year spell at Stamford Bridge. Alonso, who has played 14 times for Chelsea this season in all competitions, has a contract until 2023.

However, it is said that Chelsea want a whopping £35million for the 28-year-old but reports in Italy claim that Inter may offer a loan deal for the defender in January to avoid paying the extra sum. Alonso has fallen down the pecking order this season at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard, who has favoured playing Emerson Palmieri at left-back. The 28-year-old has missed a majority of Chelsea’s game with a muscular injury and manager Lampard could be willing to offload the Spaniard in January in order to make a move for Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell.

However, according to the Telegraph, Serie A giants Inter Milan are set to rescue the out-of-favour left-back in January, with manager Antonio Conte willing to work with the defender again. Alonso played a key role in Conte’s Premier League title-winning team at Chelsea during the 2016-17 campaign, scoring14 goals and four free-kicks.

In a related development, Manchester United Ashley Young is reported to sign for Inter Milan this week to end his nine-year stay at Manchester United. The former England international is in advanced talks with the Italian club and is expected to pen a contract in the coming days. Conte wants Young to join this month, but United so far are refusing to let the 34-year-old leave in January. Talks are ongoing over when Young will join and should be concluded in the coming days. If United permit Young to leave this month, he is expected to sign an 18-month deal.