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According to new reports coming from Calciomercato, Inter Milan are interested in Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso but would only look to loan him out with a possibility of a purchase afterwards.
The 28-year-old left-back seems to currently be out-of-favour at Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard’s appointment has also seen a big reshuffle in the team and many faces that used to be important before have now fallen behind in the pecking order.
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Alonso, for all his qualities, seems to be one of those players as Emerson Palmier and sometimes even Cesar Azpilicueta have gotten a nod in front of the Spaniard, as the same story from Calciomercato claims.
But this shouldn’t be anything worrying for Antonio Conte, who knows all about the player from his years spent at Chelsea, and for that reason, he should also pounce on this opportunity.
Currently, the Nerazzurri have two options for their left-back position: Cristiano Biraghi, who’s the first choice, and his substitute, Federico Dimarco.
And despite the fact that Biraghi has been a solid option for Inter, Alonso would still represent an immediate improvement.
While the 27-year-old Italian has managed to tally two assists this season, Conte’s former pupil would give them a much bigger attacking threat down the left and would help the side evolve even further.
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Alonso has been known to bag both goals and assists throughout his career – with one goal and two assists in 2019/20 already – and that could give Inter something they have been missing from their current full-backs.
Besides, Conte is very much familiar with Alonso’s style of play and knows how to utilise him properly.
After all, it was during the Italian’s stay at Stamford Bridge that the left-back managed to bang in six goals in 2016/17, proving that Conte helped bring the best out of him.
Maybe he could do it once again at Inter.
As for Lampard, he clearly has other priorities, seeing how the player didn’t even get in the squad for their last five Premier League clashes and remained on the bench for the sixth.
A change of the guard is happening at Chelsea but maybe the very same thing should happen at Inter as well.
Meanwhile, Spurs might have missed out on a golden opportunity in the summer that could’ve potentially solved a lot of their issues…