Chelsea FC defender Marcos Alonso is in advanced talks with FC Barcelona over a possible move in the summer.
Barcelona are in search of a left-back to offer competition for Jordi Alba and has settled for Valencia’s Jose Luis Gaya and Alonso with SPORT reporting that the club’s President Joan Laporta dining with Valencia hierarchy on Tuesday to discuss Gaya.
Gaya is out of contract in 2023 and has a renewal offer but Valencia are willing to sell him to balance their financial books but Barca prefers Alonso at this moment due to his experience.
Discussions between Barcelona and Marcos Alonso are well advanced. He only wants to go back to Spain as soon as possible. 🇪🇸 #FCB
Alonso deal will depend on price tag, still waiting for Chelsea decision. Barça have no intention to pay a huge fee as he’s out of contract in 2023. https://t.co/SBjzJEqTZF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 18, 2022
The reports say that talks to sign the Spanish defender on a three-year deal are advanced, pending Alonso talking with Chelsea to let him leave this summer.
Alonso also has a contract until 2023 and has also been approached by Atletico Madrid, but he wants to move to Camp Nou and hopes Chelsea will negotiate.