Left out of Frank Lampard’s Premier League squads since November 2nd, Marcos Alonso’s Chelsea future appears to be well and truly over.

Preferring either Emerson Palmieri or César Azpilicueta at left-back, the former England international openly admitted he was simply overlooking the Spaniard recently, and with January fast approaching, one club in particular have reportedly taken an interest in his services: Inter.

Now managed by Antonio Conte, the Serie A side currently sit top of the Italian league, but they know they might have to reinforce their squad going forward if they want to keep their first position.

Kwadwo Asamoah nursing a lingering knee issue has rung a couple of alarm bells, and their attention has turned to the Spaniard, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

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After all, the defender was first brought to Stamford Bridge by Conte during his time in charge in London, and his current situation suggests Chelsea could be open to a sale in January.

That might not have been the case if their transfer ban had been upheld, but with CAS lifting it and purchases in the next transfer window a possibility, this would present Lampard with a perfect opportunity to sell a still capable player to a club that needs him and replace him with someone he actually wants.

This feels like something that could grow with each week Alonso is left out, so we’ll have to wait and see how things go.