Serie A champion Inter Milan are reportedly setting their sights on Chelsea star Marcos Alonso, as the two clubs try to strike a deal involving Achraf Hakimi.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Inter Milan defender Hakimi.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Blues are favourites to sign the 22-year-old full-back despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain and are already in discussions over a deal.
The report explains that Chelsea may offer one of their own stars in a player-plus-cash transfer to sign Hakimi.
Apparently, Alonso is one potential player that could be included in a deal and he’s the individual catching Inter’s eyes most. Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri and Davide Zappacosta are the others mentioned in the report.
Hakimi in, Alonso out?
The Hakimi rumours refuse to go away, so it seems like he may end up being at Stamford bridge next season.
If he signs, Chelsea fans should be excited.
Firstly, he’s perfect as a right wing-back in the system that Thomas Tuchel likes for the Blues. Secondly, he managed seven goals and made 11 assists this season for Italian title winners Inter. Finally, the 22-year-old has such immense potential, and he would be a signing for both the future and now.
Hakimi potentially joining could mean Reece James ends up as a centre-back. Alternatively, he can play in midfield.
Meanwhile, the mention of £24million man Alonso in a swap deal is interesting.
Aged, 30 it could make sense to try offload him this summer, especially as Ben Chilwell now looks like the first-choice left wing-back.
He’s not always been a favourite at Stamford Bridge, but his record speaks for itself. The Spaniard has won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League in a Chelsea shirt.
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