1 October 2020

Inter Preparing Bid For Alonso  (Sky Sports)

Marcos AlonsoInter Milan are preparing a bid for Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso, according to Sky in Italy.

Alonso has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of England international Ben Chilwell in the summer.

The 29-year-old was substituted at half-time during the 3-3 draw at West Brom, with Chilwell now set to make his Premier League debut for Chelsea against Crystal Palace on Saturday after returning from injury.

According to Sky in Italy, former Chelsea head coach Conte is also keen to work with the Spaniard again at the San Siro, and the club are preparing a loan bid with obligation to buy for around £10.9m.

Alonso was a regular under both Conte and Maurizio Sarri, but has failed to make the same impact with Frank Lampard during his debut season in charge.

If he leaves Alonso will follow Ross Barkley out of Stamford Bridge after his loan move to Aston Villa was confirmed earlier this week.

Chilwell had been a long-term target for Lampard and, after his move from Leicester this summer, the 23-year-old says he could never have imagined playing under his current manager when he used to watch him as a child.

"I used to watch England play in the international breaks and, when I was younger, it was more just enjoying watching them," said Chilwell.

"They had a lot of great players, including the gaffer, but it never crossed my mind that I might play under him in the future!"

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