Marcos Alonso, Chelsea star, reportedly emerges as target for Atletico Madrid

Marcos Alonso, Chelsea star, reportedly emerges as target for Atletico Madrid

- Marcos Alonso has been linked with a big move to Spanish side Atletico Madrid

- Italian giants Inter Milan are also interested in the signing of the Chelsea star

- Alonso has not been getting a regular active game this season at Chelsea

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Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in the signing of Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso and are ready to move for him in the January 2021 transfer.

Marcos Alonso has not been having it rosy this term at Stamford Bridge under manager Frank Lampard who is giving Ben Chilwell more active games than the Spaniard.

So far this season, Marcos Alonso has played only three games for Chelsea in the Premier League and Atletico Madrid want to take advantage of his lack of active game to lure him to Spain.

According to the report on UK Sun, Atletico Madrid chiefs want Marcos Alonso on a loan move from Chelsea and they are ready to pay half of his weekly wages at Chelsea.

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Atletico Madrid chiefs will now have to go into a big battle with Inter Milan for Alonso's services as former Blues boss Antonio Conte is said to be keen on re-signing the full-back.

Chelsea on the other hand are said to be against the idea of Alonso moving to Italy which has given Atletico Madrid the edge.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are preparing for their next Premier League game which is a boxing day fixture against London rivals Arsenal.

Marcos Alonso in action for Chelsea
Marcos Alonso, Chelsea star, reportedly emerges as target for Atletico Madrid. Photo by David S. Bustamante
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Earlier, had reported how Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is planning to make a move for the duo of Antonio Rudiger and Fabian Schar when the January transfer window opens.

The Dutchman made attempts to sign Eric Garcia in the summer but Manchester City refused to allow the youngster to leave.

However, with the Catalans occupying the fifth position on the La Liga table, the manager is hoping to make crucial signings in a bid to contend for the title.

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But, they are limited due to the financial crisis caused by the outbreak of coronavirus earlier this year.

The same outlet reports that the Camp Nou club has now lined up Germany defender Rudiger as well as Newcastle centre-back Schar among their options.

They are said to be experienced defenders who will fit into the club's philosophy and could also be available as short-term stop-gaps ahead of the summer transfer window.

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