Inter Milan will make a concerted attempt to sign Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso in the summer, according to a report.
Italian paper Tuttosport states that Antonio Conte is focused on signing the Spaniard in the summer as he looks to strengthen his rearguard.
Inter Milan tried to get Alonso in January with former Chelsea boss Conte a firm fan of the 29-year-old full-back, but they will return with an offer for him in the summer, according to the paper.
The report claims “personal problems” with Chelsea as one of the reasons why the transfer did not happen in January with Chelsea apparently demanding €40m for the left-back.
If the Nerazzurri fail to land Alonso, they apparently have former Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri on their back-up list.
Alonso has his best years at Chelsea under Conte and it’s understood he does favour a move back to Italy.
In December Italian publication CalcioMercato (via Goal.com) suggested “the Spaniard wants to return to Serie A” as he reportedly “misses Italy” where he previously spent several years playing for Fiorentina.
Alonso though, who has made 19 appearances this season, remains under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2023, and it’s thought Frank Lampard is not keen on Alonso leaving.
It may well force Lampard to look at alternatives and the Blues have been told to stump up in the region of €40million in the summer if they want to land Alex Telles, claims a report.
Telles has been on Chelsea’s radar for more than 18 months and was linked in the summer of 2018 when Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha and French outlet Le Parisien both claimed the Blues and Chelsea were tracking the left-back.
More recently Sport Witness suggest A Bola believe that “everything indicates” the player will leave Porto in the summer.
The Portuguese paper is sure that the 27-year-old does not want to renew his contract with Porto, and with his contract expiring in June 2021 they are eager to cash in on him, rather than lose him for free next summer.
The source have only named Chelsea as potential suitors and they say Porto are adamant they want to get close to his €40m release clause.