Marcos Alonso has started all three of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season, but after his half-time substitution against West Brom last weekend, it all seems to have gone to pot and the 29-year-old suddenly looks the odds-on favorite to be the one from Chelsea’s three left backs to leave. Ben Chilwell’s now fit to play and the transfer rumors around Emerson have died down, and that was before Lampard reportedly blew up at Alonso in front of the rest of the squad on Saturday.
Alonso was not part of the squad in yesterday’s League Cup match — though that was also the case in the previous round — and while he posted an Instagram story of him supporting the boys from home, the stories of his exit were already written.
Front of the queue are Inter Milan and Juventus to no one’s surprise, though for now, it’s all quite speculative. Gianluca Di Marzio says Inter are “monitoring” the situation due to Alonso’s good history with Antonio Conte, while Juventus will “consider” the option should Mattia De Sciglio leave. Most Italian sources are going with the same angles, while Inter get additional boost from the Times’ story (via Mail, Mirror) that Alonso is “keen” on said reunion, but knowing how all previous rumors linking our players with Inter have gone, I wouldn’t be putting money on this.
As with most of the unwanted or unnecessary players in the squad, jettisoning Alonso at this point won’t be easy and we certainly won’t be making any “good” deals. So hopefully at least we can do right by the player(s).