Conte eyeing up loan switch for out of favour Chelsea former favourite

Date published: Sunday 8th December 2019 5:58


Inter Milan and ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will aim to link up once more with a Chelsea full-back who has fallen down the pecking order of late.

Marcos Alonso is the man in question, with the Spaniard struggling to attain regular first team starts under Frank Lampard.

The 28-year-old was initially overlooked for the starting left-back berth with Emerson Palmieri getting the nod, but right-back Reece James’ emergence has added further to the headache Alonso faces.

Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta has recently been shifted over to the left side to accommodate James, reducing Alonso’s chances of ever becoming a regular in the team further.

Now, a report from Italian publication CalcioMercato (via has suggested Alonso could find an escape route back to Italy with Conte’s Inter Milan registering interest.

The article states: that Conte is “now looking to sign him on loan,” in a bid to boost Inter’s chances of continuing their title charge.

The Italian report claims that “the Spaniard wants to return to Serie A,” as he reportedly “misses Italy” where he previously spent several years playing for Fiorentina. state “Frank Lampard’s side are thought to be looking for an upgrade in the position,” adding further fuel to the fire that Alonso could be on his way out.

Lampard will be able to dabble in the transfer market for the first time as Chelsea boss after their transfer ban was recently lifted, leading to numerous reports regarding who the Blues will go for.

An ex-Chelsea centre-half and part-time left back has already been touted, while a blockbuster deal that would upset cross-town rivals Crystal Palace has also been put forward.


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