Chelsea ready to listen to offers for £100,000-a-week defender

Frank Lampard’s stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this campaign will be ‘decisive’ for Marcos Alonso to decide on his future. Inter Milan have been linked with Spain international, and two days ago, the defender’s father revealed his son “loves Italy”. He was at Fiorentina between 2013 and 2016 before joining London club.

Nerazzurri will look to bolster the fullback position in the summer, and Marcos is Antonio Conte’s ‘preferred’ target. Even though Frank Lampard has given Alonso more chances in recent fixtures, the prospect of the footballer leaving London club hasn’t changed.

Chelsea are said to be targeting Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, and his arrival will force either Alonso or Emerson Palmieri out of the club. Inter like the duo, but Conte prefers the former. Alonso wants to have regular game time, and he can accomplish it if he moves to the San Siro. In addition to this, ‘Italy is in his heart’.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia doesn’t consider Marcos as non-transferable, and it’s claimed she’s set a price level of €35m. Inter Milan, however, find the price too high. Nerazzurri will ‘need’ a discount from the Premier League side, and the report doesn’t mention a figure which the Italian team are ready to offer for Marcos.

There’s still time for Inter to convince Blues as Marcos stays the ‘favourite’ target for next campaign. Chelsea strongly linked with RB Leipzig centre-forward Timo Werner, Napoli striker Dries Mertens, Real Madrid playmaker Isco, Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake.