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Chelsea risk complete depletion after transfer update for tempted star Tuchel is relying on

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Marcos Alonso remains a top target for Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, despite it being questionable as to whether Chelsea would sanction a transfer.

Chelsea are currently facing a shortage of players in the full-back positions. Alonso is their only natural fit on the left-hand side at present due to Ben Chilwell’s ACL injury. They have been trying to recall Emerson Palmieri from a loan spell at Lyon, but are struggling.

Therefore, the Blues continue to be linked with signing new left-backs in January. But now a further complication has arisen in the shape of Atletico chasing Alonso.

According to Marca, Simeone still dreams of signing the Spaniard, whom he wanted at Atletico three years ago. Back then, the La Liga giants opted to sign Renan Lodi instead.

Now, Simeone is hoping to lure Alonso back to his hometown. The Atletico boss still feels a need to strengthen at left-back and Alonso has the traits he desires.

Marca (whose report is adapted by Sport Witness) claim a transfer is back on the agenda, then. Although whether that would appeal to Chelsea is debatable.

Alonso lost his place as a starter after Chilwell relied, but they are relying on him now until they can recover the Englishman’s services or sign another reinforcement.

But the 31-year-old may be keen to make the move to Madrid. According to Marca, he would welcome the chance to play in La Liga.

Alonso came through the academy ranks at Real Madrid before making one La Liga appearance in 2010. He has never played in the competition since after spending his club career between England and Italy.

Spanish return appealing to Alonso?

Recent reports claimed he was keen to explore a future away from Chelsea to boost his chances of representing Spain at the 2022 World Cup. Alonso has five international caps to his name after debuting in 2018, including two last year.

He may now have hopes of playing club football in his homeland, rather than just representing their national team. And Atletico see him as a perfect fit.

It is not yet clear if they will make a formal move, or how much they may offer. But if anything happens between now and the end of the month, it would heighten Chelsea’s dilemmas.

Atletico have Marcos Alonso alternatives

However, in an update that may allay any fears Chelsea have of losing Alonso, AS claim Atletico are also looking at Reinildo of Lille.

As cited by Football Espana, the report claims there have been discussions between the Spanish and French champions over his transfer.

Reinildo is out of contract with Lille in the summer. So he could be available for a cut-price fee.

AS also list the versatile Daniel Wass of Valencia as a priority option for Atletico.

However, the Mattress Makers are also long-term admirers of Alonso, as Marca remind. Therefore, his future at Chelsea will still be in question unless Atleti sign one of the other options.

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Sheffield Wednesday weighing up potential swoop for 25-year-old ahead of summer window

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Sheffield Wednesday are weighing up a potential swoop for Panutche Camara ahead of the summer transfer window, according to a report from The Star.

Camara will be allowed to leave his current club Plymouth Argyle when the window opens in June after he turned down a new long-term deal at Home Park.

The 25-year-old’s current contract is set to run until 2023 and thus this summer represents a good opportunity for the Pilgrims to secure a reasonable fee for him.

Wednesday could face competition from elsewhere for Camara’s signature as Peterborough United have been recently touted as a potential suitor.

Whereas the midfielder was powerless to prevent his side from missing out on a place in the play-offs due to the fact that he was sidelined for Plymouth’s final two games, he did produce a host of impressive performances in the third-tier last season.

As well as scoring four goals, Camara provided six assists in 40 appearances at this level.

During Plymouth’s FA Cup clash with Wednesday in November, Camara showcased his talent by setting up two goals for his team-mates as his side clinched a 3-0 victory.

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The Verdict

Certainly no stranger to life in League One, Camara has featured on 81 occasions in this division during his career and thus could potentially make an instant impact at Hillsborough next season if the Owls opt to splash the cash on him.

When you consider that the midfielder may not be short of suitors following his recent escapades at Plymouth, Wednesday will need to act quickly in order to have the best chance of signing him.

With there being no guarantee that Massimo Luongo will extend his stay at Hillsborough past the summer, Camara could potentially fill the void left by the Australian if he opts to move on to pastures new.

As well as illustrating his creativity in the third-tier for Plymouth, Camara made 2.1 tackles per game at this level as he averaged a WhoScored match rating of 7.00 last season.

Providing that Wednesday step up their pursuit by reaching an agreement with Plymouth, there is no reason why they cannot go on to excel with Camara in their side.

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Liverpool defender makes AFC Bournemouth admission regarding Scott Parker

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Liverpool defender Nat Phillips has admitted he has enjoyed every minute of his time working under AFC Bournemouth boss Scott Parker.

Phillips spent the second half of the campaign on loan at the Vitality Stadium having made a deadline day loan move from the Merseyside club.

The central defender went on to make 17 Championship appearances for the Cherries as they achieved automatic promotion to the Premier League.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” Phillips said on his time working under Scott Parker, via afcb.co.uk.

“I’ve said from the start when people have asked me about it, he’s very detailed and meticulous in the way that he plans games. The way that he sets his teams and the way that he approaches games are very clear in terms of the instructions that he gives us.

“Also, in the messages that he wants to deliver us and in the sessions that he puts on as well; they very much align with what we wanted to achieve.

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“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and also the other side of the game, the more emotional aspect and that side of things, I feel like he’s good at tapping into that side of stuff.

“So, it’s been a pleasure to work under him.”

The Verdict

Nat Phillips’ loan move to AFC Bournemouth seems to have paid off, and it sounds as though he enjoyed his time on the south coast.

With the Cherries now a top-flight club, could a potential return to Bournemouth be on the cards this summer?

With the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez ahead of him in the Anfield pecking order, playing time is going to be hard to come by at the Merseyside club next season.

Therefore, a return to Bournemouth and the chance to play regular Premier League football could be a great opportunity for Phillips this summer.

It was recently revealed that his loan deal does not hold an option to make his loan move a permanent one, however, Bournemouth will surely be on the phone to Liverpool enquiring about the 25-year-old’s availability regarding a potential move this summer.

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