Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso remains Inter’s preferred target for the left-sided position in Simone Inzaghi’s squad, though acquiring the 30-year-old could be difficult.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri are still planning to do all they can to sign the Spaniard.

A left-sided player is thought to be a priority in the summer transfer market for Inter, with Ashley Young departed and Ivan Perisic’s exit also possible, and Chelsea wing-back Alonso is thought to be a player the Nerazzurri admire a lot.

It is thought that the player came up during negotiations with Chelsea for Moroccan wing-back Achraf Hakimi, with his name among those offered by the Blues in a player-plus-cash exchange to try and persuade the Nerazzurri to sell Hakimi.

However, Hakimi’s departure is now all but done, with the player switching to Chelsea’s rivals Paris Saint-Germain rather than the London club.

It is now thought that there could be difficulties in the Nerazzurri’s attempts to negotiate for Alonso with Chelsea, with the possibility of an inclusion in a deal for Hakimi completely foreclosed.

With Inter also looking to bring in Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin on the right side as Hakimi’s replacement, it remains to be seen how the club will pursue their transfer agenda with a restricted budget, as they will look to meet strict financial targets in the summer and likely not make any high-value purchases.