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Crystal Palace to swoop for Chelsea defender?

Crystal Palace to swoop for Chelsea defender?

Marcos Alonso news

Alonso wanted by Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have emerged as a potential destination for Marcos Alonso, should he look to leave Chelsea during the next transfer window.

The 29-year-old has made just three appearances for the Blues this term and has not featured for them since the 3-3 draw against West Bromwich Albion in September.

As such, there has been speculation that the left-back could head through the exit door and The Mail claims that the Eagles are weighing up an approach.

The Eagles have identified the Spaniard as a potential replacement for Patrick van Aanholt, who is reluctant to extend his stay beyond next summer.

Alonso has turned out more than 150 times for the Blues, but he has fallen out-of-favour this term with the arrival of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.

The likes of Emerson and Cesar Azpilicueta have also been preferred ahead of him of late and he seems likely to leave the Blues this winter.

Still, the club are unlikely to sell him on the cheap and reports claim that they could demand at least £25m to sanction his departure.

Serie A giants Inter have also been heavily linked with Alonso. Manager Antonio Conte is keen on a reunion after their time together at Chelsea.