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No concrete offers yet for Marcos Alonso halfway through transfer window — report

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Stumbling blocks

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Despite a number of rumors in recent weeks about Marcos Alonso potentially leaving on loan this month, with Inter Milan and Atlético Madrid among those linked, there has been little talk of any actual deals.

In a rundown of the situation, The Athletic attribute that to various stumbling blocks, including Chelsea’s preference for a transfer as opposed to a loan (which no one seems to be offering), Alonso’s wages and length of contract (which no one seems to be willing to take on or match), and him not really pushing for a move in the first place (though that latter part is bit speculative and cynical, too, when referencing the current head coach’s job security).

Meanwhile, Alonso has been a model of professionalism and good behavior since his faux pas during the West Brom match, which not only put him in Frank Lampard’s doghouse, but buried him in it. He’s trained well and diligently, as per the report, and is ready to play again if he’s needed — which might take injuries to the likes of Chilwell, Emerson, and maybe Azpilicueta, too.

It’s been over 100 days since Alonso saw any match action, and it may be another 100 or more give the way things are going.