Antonio Conte is ‘determined’ to sign the Spain international Marcos Alonso for Inter Milan, according to a report by Sky Sports Italia.
Alonso has fallen out of favour at the club under Frank Lampard after three seasons of being the first choice left-back at the club under after Ben Chilwell joined Chelsea from Leicester City this summer for a sum of around £50m.
With Ben set to start the majority of games once he has recovered from his heel injury, Marcos will need to look elsewhere for regular minutes and I Nerazzurri could be the perfect move for all parties.
Antonio’s Inter side finished just one point behind Juventus last campaign and Conte is planning to improve his depth at wing-back, a key position in his favoured 3-5-2 system.
However, Marcos heading back to Italy could depend on some departures from the squad, already brimming with wing-backs. After Ashley Young purchased in January with Victor Moses – the other wing-back in Antonio’s Chelsea side – the Nerazzuri are already well set in wide areas.
Antonio Candreva, Kwadwo Asamoah and Danilo D’Ambrosio are also options in those positions.
The most likely player to quit Inter this summer is Dalbert, who has just returned from a loan stint at Fiorentina and will leave Inter Milan permanently this summer on a permanent deal if an appropriate proposal comes in for the 27-year-old.
Marcos’ defensive shortcomings were more than made up for during his two seasons under Conte at Chelsea, during which time he chipped in with 14 goals in all competitions.
A return to the head coach who got the best form out of him would be a perfect move for the 29-year-old Spain international.