Chelsea have enjoyed a brilliant change since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Stamford Bridge earlier in the year. The Blues won the UEFA Champions League last season and now have their eyes on the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan are preparing to make a move for a Chelsea winger next year. The Blues have also received a formal offer from a Serie A team for their Spanish goalkeeper.
Along those lines, here’s a look at Chelsea’s key transfer stories through October 9, 2021.
Inter Milan prepares Marcos Alonso’s summer play
Inter Milan are preparing a summer play for Marcos Alonso, according to journalist Rudy Galetti. The Nerazzurri believe the Spaniard could be an ideal replacement for Ivan Perisic, who is expected to leave the club next summer. Alonso’s future at Stamford Bridge is far from certain, and his current contract will expire in the summer of 2023.
There is intense competition for first-team spots at Stamford Bridge. However, Alonso has been Thomas Tuchel’s preferred choice as a left-back this season, having started six Premier League games so far. The Spaniard’s winning pedigree makes him an attractive prospect for Inter.
The Nerazzurri have already lost Ashley Young this summer, and the Englishman returns to the Premier League with Aston Villa. That has left a void in the squad that the Serie A giants hope to address by bringing the Chelsea star to the San Siro. Inter Milan have been a long-time admirer of Alonso. However, the Blues might not be willing to let him go, given Ben Chilwell’s poor form.
Chelsea receives formal offer for Kepa Arrizabalaga
Chelsea have received a formal offer for Lazio’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to The Hard Tackle via Transfers.
The Spaniard is no longer the first choice at Stamford Bridge, and has little chance of removing Edouard Mendy from the starting eleven at this point. Despite playing a pivotal role in the London side’s UEFA Super Cup triumph, Kepa is expected to play a supporting role once again this season.
The player is eager to leave Chelsea in search of regular football, so Lazio plans to bring him to Italy. The Serie A team failed in an attempt to eliminate him in the summer, but are set to come back for him next year.
Tammy Abraham opens up about Chelsea’s departure
Tammy Abraham has opened up about her last six difficult months with Chelsea. The Englishman has revealed that he wants to drive excellence, which is why he chose to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
“The easy option would have been to stay and sit down. Chelsea are a huge club; they will compete and try to win trophies, so the easy option would have been to do it. I realized I needed to go out and prove myself. I made a decision, and it was the right one, “said Tammy Abraham.