Barcelona are persevering with to barter with Chelsea over a deal to signal left-back Marcos Alonso, and 90min understands there’s confidence a deal will quickly be reached.
The Catalan giants had been seeking to signal each Alonso and fellow defender Cesar Azpilicueta because the pair entered the closing 12 months of their respective contracts, however the latter ended hypothesis over his future on Thursday by signing a brand new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
While Azpilicueta was all the time open to staying at Chelsea, it is known Alonso has made it clear he desires to maneuver to Barcelona. Manager Thomas Tuchel can also be ready to sanction his departure – not like Azpilicueta.
After lacking out on the Chelsea captain, Barcelona have stepped up their pursuit of Alonso and sources have confirmed that the Blaugrana consider a deal will quickly be reached.
An settlement on private phrases was agreed just a few weeks in the past and all that continues to be is negotiations over a switch charge, with Chelsea eager to profit after placing an enormous deal to signal Brighton defender Marc Cucurella.
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During talks between the 2 sides, Barcelona have introduced up a handful of their very own gamers in a bid to appeal to a bid from Chelsea, with midfielder Frenkie de Jong nonetheless being pushed to Stamford Bridge after talks with Manchester United slowed down.
De Jong is not at all the one participant Barcelona are placing on the desk as Chelsea have additionally been alerted to the provision of each Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay, each of whom have fallen down the pecking order following Robert Lewandowski’s transfer to the Camp Nou.
Finding attacking targets will not be excessive on Chelsea’s precedence listing, though Tuchel is open to creating one other signing at that finish of the pitch, with the main focus as a substitute on recruiting new defenders following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.
The Blues boss has already turned down the prospect to signal Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo however, as 90min revealed final month, proprietor Todd Boehly is ready to make a bid earlier than the tip of the switch window if Tuchel can’t discover a most popular possibility.