Inter Milan are again being linked with Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso.
The Spaniard was widely tipped to leave Stamford Bridge during the summer – and Inter were one of several clubs linked with him.
He ended up not only staying, but ousting Ben Chilwell from the side.
Chilwell made his first start of the season in Saturday’s win against Southampton, with Alonso having made an impressive start to the season.
But there is no doubt he has cemented his position at Chelsea with his performances so far this season.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has made it clear he sees Alonso as an important part of his squad.
Speaking at a recent press conference about leaving out Chilwell in favour of Alonso, Tuchel said: “Marcos was crucial for us from the first day in training and then he delivered in Chilly’s position.
“These are two specialists in the same position so this is a tough competition for both of them.
“We had some talks with Chilly about the situation. He knows I would have done the same thing if it would have been the other way around – to trust him if he was here and showed this kind of personality and attitude Marcos did.”