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Inter Milan hoping for summer discount on Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso — report

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According to a report from Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, for Calcio Mercato (one of the few ways to lend them some credibility), Inter Milan remain interested in bringing back Marcos Alonso to Italy.

Since Antonio Conte joined the Nerazzurri last summer, Alonso, whose importance at Chelsea has been dwindling steadily over the past 12-18 months, has been tenuously linked with them. And they do seem like an ideal destination, given the 29-year-old’s former excellence under Conte’s tactical setup at Chelsea.

However last month, during the winter transfer window, Inter were staggered by Chelsea’s €30m asking price and refused to meet our demands — not just for Alonso but also for veteran striker Olivier Giroud as well.

But it seems that they have not completely discarded the idea of Alonso. And while they do not want to pay anywhere near as much as they were quoted in January, if Alonso were to ask or push for a summer transfer, they apparently would be more than happy to offer him a soft landing spot in Milano.

A lot of that will depend on the circumstances at Chelsea, but Alonso has hardly played in the last few months as he’s fallen to just third-choice behind César Azpilicueta and Emerson left back. Emerson himself might consider leaving however, so perhaps there is room for Alonso to stay for a bit longer? We shall have to wait and see...