Inter Milan and Chelsea are in discussions over a potential move for left-back Marcos Alonso in January.
Alonso has made 13 appearances in all competitions for the Blues this season but has found himself left out of the last five Premier League squads, and the club’s last two Champions League fixtures.
Manager Frank Lampard has often preferred Emerson Palmieri in the left-back slot but has also used Cesar Azpilicueta there too.
The suggestion is that Alonso does not fit well into the system Lampard prefers and the Spaniard has been linked with a move away for several months.
Inter Milan are particularly keen and according to FC Inter News, are in discussions with Chelsea over a possible move in January.
Antonio Conte is on the hunt for a new left-back himself and has identified Alonso, who starred for Conte during his time at Stamford Bridge, as an ideal signing.
Discussions are underway about a move, and Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has put a €25m asking price on Alonso’s head.
Inter have instead proposed a loan deal worth €2m, with the right to turn that permanent next summer for €20m.
The two clubs are now negotiating on it, with Chelsea preferring that the deal include a compulsory purchase option rather than it just being an option, as they want rid of Alonso.
The player himself has okayed the moved as he is happy to return to Italy and work under Conte again, meaning the only hurdle is the negotiations between the two clubs.