Report: Defender has 'made it clear' to Chelsea he is 'ready' to leave this summer

Marcos Alonso has reportedly told Chelsea about his desire to leave this summer in pursuit of more regular game time amid interest from Inter Milan, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 30-year-old is still under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2023, but has only played a limited role at the club in the last few years.

Alonso himself, La Gazzetta dello Sport claims, has already made it clear to Chelsea that he wants more game time and is ready for a “change of scenery”.

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The Blues do not seem to be against selling Alonso as well, given they previously offered the defender to Inter in a potential player-plus-clash deal for Achraf Hakimi, as mentioned by the Italian outlet.

The report further added that Chelsea have set an initial asking price in the region of €15-20million (£13-17m) for Alonso.

As it stands, though, Chelsea might rather sell Emerson Palmieri, who is among the 14 Chelsea players whose contracts expire next summer, rather than Alonso, for obvious reasons.

Not to mention that if Thomas Tuchel sticks with his 3-4-3 system, Alonso should be a good back-up option to have in the squad.

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