Ahead of almost every transfer window since Marcos Alonso joined Chelsea in 2016, there’s been rumours about him potentially leaving the club.

Several La Liga sides have been credited with an interest in the fullback, although more recently it’s been Serie A clubs said to be keen on the Spaniard.

Alonso has previously played for Fiorentina, and that gives him a link back to Italy. The winter market saw Inter Milan repeatedly linked, as Antonio Conte’s side looked to make several signings from Premier League clubs.

Alonso was always unlikely given his cost, although there’s already been rumours about possible fresh interest for the summer transfer window. A lot will depend on how Frank Lampard sees things, with it being possible the 29 year old remains expensive given his contract runs until June 2023. have been pushing Inter interest, and they’ve had a chance to speak to the player’s father about it all.

Alonso Sr was asked what his son’s memories of playing in Italy are like, and answered: “Awesome. He always talks about his legendary three years in Florence, says that Serie A is a beautiful championship and continues to be very close to Italy because he has many friends there.”

Then asked whether it’s true there’s been an opportunity to return and whether the footballer would consider it in the future, the Chelsea’s player’s dad said: “I don’t know, it’s difficult to say. He still has a three-year contract with Chelsea, it doesn’t depend on him, but on the will of the English club. I can only say that my son loves Italy.”

That’s at least a little hint, and it’s not unreasonable to say that even speaking to Calciomercato in itself suggests there’s some desire there.