It is very much certain that the club management of the Blues are going to sell Marcos Alonso in this winter transfer window. The Spanish left-back is not getting enough game time under the management of Frank Lampard. Inter Milan have reportedly shown their interest to sign Marcos Alonso in this transfer window. Both the clubs are negotiating with the transfer fees of the player. The deal is expected to complete in this January. So, Frank Lampard and Co. are now trying to find a suitable alternative of Marcos Alonso.
We all know that Marcos Alonso is more suitable as the left wing-back rather than the left-back position. His attacking qualities are better than his defensive abilities. So, he is not a perfect fit at a four back system.
The club management of the Blues are going for a proper left-back with good defensive qualities too. One good left full-back is now the main priority of the Blues in this January transfer window.
Here we will shortlist three players Chelsea will target as the replacement of Marcos Alonso-
1. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City):
Frank Lampard’s top choice as the replacement of Marcos Alonso is Ben Chilwell. However, Ben Chilwell’s form is dipped a bit recently. He has been exposed by Manchester City attackers in one game. After that, his confidence level has gone down.
At this moment, Leicester City might let him go if they get the desired amount of transfer fees. However, the Blues will not be desperate to sign this player as of now. The club management will try to check out other options before signing Ben Chilwell in this winter transfer window.
2. Alex Telles (Porto):
It is reported that the star left-back of Porto, Alex Telles is having a release clause of £40m and the club management of the Blues are ready to trigger the release clause of Alex Telles in this January transfer window. One stat might show you how good this player is. Alex Telles has created 207 chances, made 134 interceptions and provided 25 assists since 2017-18 season.
It is better than the combined efforts of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri in the same time period. They have created 96 chances, made 124 interceptions and nine assists. So, Alex Telles is going to be a great recruit for the Blues. The club management of the Blues are only thinking about his adaptability in the Premier League.
3. David Alaba (Bayern Munich):
The rumour is getting strong that the club management of the Blues are going to place a bid of £60m to land David Alaba in this winter transfer window. David Alaba has one and a half year left in his contract with Bayern Munich.
The club management of Bayern Munich might wish to sell him in this transfer window if they do not wish to extend the contract of David Alaba. He will get a guaranteed first-team place at Chelsea. So, the player might also wish to come at Stamford Bridge to show his class in the Premier League, as he looks for a new challenge.