English Premiership

Inter turn attentions to Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri

2019-12-31 08:30
Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Inter Milan have reportedly set their sights on Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri after shelving plans to sign his club team-mate, Marcos Alonso.

Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte is in the market for a new left-back and has already been linked with a move for Chelsea star Alonso, who he worked with during his time with the Premier League side.

Alonso is valued in the region of £30million and Inter would have to pay that to have any chance of doing a deal after a loan switch was ruled out by the Blues.

Now reports claim Inter would also be interested in Alonso's team-mate Palmieri and are ready to sound out Chelsea to see which of the two is available.

Chelsea themselves are in the hunt for a new left-back and are open to letting one of them go so they can bring in a new one of their own.

Leicester City's Ben Chilwell is said to be their number one target and they would have to break the bank to get the England international on board.

Hence their willingness to raise some cash by selling either Alonso or Palmieri.

It has been claimed that Inter's best chance of getting a deal done will be to target Alonso, with Palmieri said to be settled in London and not interested in moving on.

He has remained firmly in the plans of Frank Lampard and has no need to move on in search of first-team football, but the same cannot be said of Alonso.

- TEAMTalk


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