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Chelsea ‘blocking’ Marcos Alonso loan to Inter Milan, want permanent transfer — reports

Coming down to the wire

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In the aftermath of Marcos Alonso getting the hairdryer treatment from Frank Lampard, it’s no surprise that the now third-choice left back is trying to secure an exit. Inter Milan, who have long-standing interest, and Juventus are said to be keeping a close eye on proceedings, and could make a move before the transfer window closes.

Inter Milan, in particular, have been apparently testing the waters with loan bids, but as Sky Sport Italia (via Sempre Inter) and La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sempre Inter) report, Chelsea are still standing firm in our resolve. According to Goal, we will only let Alonso leave for a transfer fee (or perhaps in a loan with a future purchase obligation).

Inter are still looking for a starting-caliber left wing-back to play on the opposite flank from Achraf Hakimi and Antonio Conte certainly knows Alonso’s qualities in that regard. The Nerazzurri could thus yet return with a stronger and more definitive bid, especially after they offload Dalbert to Rennes. But at the current rate of progress, Alonso’s future will likely only be decided on deadline day.

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