There appears to be some confusion as to how much Chelsea are asking for Marcos Alonso in the Italian media.
On Wednesday, we covered an article from FC Inter News claiming the Stamford Bridge side, via Marina Granovskaia, wanted around €25m.
Inter, who didn’t want to pay that much, were hoping for a loan first for the second half of the season, paying €2m up front with the right to buy the player outright later on for €18m, with negotiations said to be underway.
Fast forward to Thursday, and Gazzetta dello Sport agree with the last bit (about the Serie A side wanting a temporary deal), but the information they have about Chelsea’s demands is very different.
The Italian newspaper explain Granovskaia ‘has no intention of making concessions’, and after some opening probing from Inter, the ‘shock demand’ was of €35m.
At that price, it’s said there is little chance of a deal getting done, with the Italians preferring a paid loan with a view to buy at the end, ‘but at a much lower cost’.
That would fall in line with what FC Inter News reported, so there seems to be some agreement there, but Chelsea’s exact demands are still a bit confused.
Either way, it’s more than what Inter are willing to put on the table for now.