Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has been linked with a move back to Serie A in January, having fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
The West London side are willing to let him leave during the upcoming transfer window, but now come reports that they want €30 million for him. That will come as bad news to Inter Milan, managed by Alonso’s former boss Antonio Conte, who were hoping to sign him on loan for the rest of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent at €20 million (£17 million).
Alonso, who joined Chelsea from Fiorentina in the summer of 2016, has lost his place at Chelsea to the Brazilian Emerson Palmeiri, with club captain César Azpilicueta also moving across to that side in some games this season under Frank Lampard to accommodate the rising star, Reece James, in the team.
28 year old Alonso has made 133 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring 19 times.
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