Chelsea are looking to part ways with one of their best defenders on a permanent basis before the transfer window closes on Monday.

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The Spaniard has not made the matchday squad in recent games for the Blues following an alleged bust-up with manager Frank Lampard.

Over the past few days, he has been linked with a potential return to the Serie A where he could be reunited with Antonio Conte at Inter.

The Nerazzurri are weighing up a loan approach, but Goal.com claims that the Blues are holding out for his permanent transfer.

The San Siro giants are willing to include the obligation to buy, but the Blues want to balance their books after spending more than £220m.

Ben Chilwell is now the first-choice right-back for the Blues and he starred in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace with a goal and an assist.

Chelsea have temporarily moved up to fourth in the standings with seven points. They face Southampton after the international break.