Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan remain firm with their negotiations as they refuse to meet the asking price set by Chelsea for their superstar
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was appointed as their manager earlier in the 2019-2020 season after the departure of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus. With the Italian, also left their best player, Belgian forward Eden Hazard. With a transfer ban in place, things were extremely difficult for the 42-year-old as he had to make do with the team’s youth to finish at a good position in the Premier League and also hope to get a go at winning other titles as well.
Surprisingly, the Englishman pulled off this job amazingly well, finishing fourth in the league tieing and also reaching the FA cup finals. With the transfer ban getting lifted, Lampard was set to make transfers that would change the club.
The transfers that were then made, might change the hierarchy of power in the English league, with exceptional players coming into the London side. With names like Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, and Kai Havertz who is yet to be announced, the Blues would be a real force to reckon with next season.
However, the list does not end there. The newest addition to the club was Leicester City fullback Ben Chilwell. To afford the wages and free up positions in the squad, Chelsea has put up players for sale or let go of players in positions where they already have good players, like Willian, Michy Batshuayi, and now with the arrival of Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri.
Reportedly, the Blues have chosen to sell Emerson over Marcus Alonso who is an older player, as The Italian international has been very unimpressive the past few seasons. But, the 26-year-old has a lot of suitors, the biggest being Serie-A side Inter Milan. Antonio Conte has been greatly interested in the Chelsea superstar and has been looking to add him to his side. However, the asking price that the London price has placed on him seems to be too high for the Nerazzurri.
After the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian side is in no position to pay 25-30 million euros for the fullback, especially when they have other cheaper options to explore like Aleksandar Kolarov from AS Roma. However, the ball is still in Inter’s court to pull off a transfer and if not a loan with an option to buy. No further negotiations have taken place but if reports are to be believed, it is very likely that the Chelsea fullback will be involved in a move away from the Stamford Bridge.