Serie A giants Inter Milan are set to rescue out-of-favour Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso in January, according to reports.
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 worked with Inter manager Antonio Conte when the latter was in charge of the Blues in 2018.
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.
Inter boss Conte won the Premier League in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge but was sacked by Chelsea owner Roman Ibrahimovich over fall-outs in the club. He has, however, identified Alonso as a target in order to strengthen his side toward winning the Serie A.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has neglected Alonso from the Blues squad for seven of their last eight league matches but played and won a penalty during the 2-0 victory at Tottenham last weekend.
The 28-year-old missed the home defeat by Southampton with a muscular injury and manager Frank Lampard could be willing to offload the Spaniard in January in order to make a move for Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell.
The Blues have lost three of their last five league games, leaving the race for the top four wide open. A London derby at the Emirates on December 29 concludes Chelsea’s 2019, before a trip to the south coast on New Year’s day to face Brighton.