Inter Milan are reportedly eyeing a move for Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso as per the report in TRANSFERmarketWEB.
The 30-year-old joined the Premier League giants back in 2016 from Fiorentina for around €23 million. The defender had a stellar time under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. However, following the Italian’s departure, the Spaniard has found it difficult to play regular first-team football.
According to the report, Inter have shortlisted three left-wing-backs to reinforce that position and Alonso is among them. VfB Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic the other two names on the Nerazzurri list.
The wing-back was linked with a return to Serie A in the past but it never happened. Chelsea have reportedly offered the 30-year-old plus cash for Romelu Lukaku this summer, however, the Nerazzurri rejected the offer. But, eventually, they had to sell the Belgian to the Blues.
Inter want to sign Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso:
Signing Alonso will be a great acquisition for Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri manager Simone Inzaghi likes to deploy the back three system and the Spaniard will fit into that formation perfectly.
The defender’s previous experience of playing in the Italian league will help him to settle down quickly. Inzaghi’s side currently do not have a recognized left-wing-backs in the squad. So, the Nerazzurri boss had to deploy Ivan Perisic for that role. Aleksander Kolarov could have done that job seamlessly for the reigning Serie A champions, however, at 35, it is not possible for him to fill that void.
Meanwhile, after starting the season on a higher note, Inter will be looking to continue their winning run when they travel to Sampdoria this Sunday. From now on the fixtures will get congested for the Nerazzurri and the squad depth will be tested heavily for the new manager Simone Inzaghi.
Follow us on Twitter to get the latest football news and updates.