Barcelona 'working on Marcos Alonso transfer as they look to raid Chelsea for second defender'

BARCELONA are reportedly keen on signing Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso.

The Spanish giants are already close to confirming a deal for Andreas Christensen.

But they have now turned their attentions to another Blues star.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Alonso is on the club's transfer shortlist along with three or four other left back candidates.

Barcelona have already been in contact with Chelsea to "explore intentions and potential price".

And it appears that Alonso would be open to the move.

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Romano also reported that it is his "priority" to move back to Spain this summer.

The defender has made 41 appearances across all competitions this season.

However, with Ben Chilwell returning to action soon it is likely he will have to give up his position.

And with one year remaining on his contract, Chelsea may decide to cash-in while they still can.

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Cesar Azpilicueta is another Blues star that has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona.

The 32-year-old has one year remaining on his deal, with the option to extend for a further season.

But Chelsea are currently unable to negotiate any player contracts due to the sanctions that have been placed on the club by the UK Government.

Thomas Tuchel has also confirmed that Antonio Rudiger will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

The German centre-back is close to joining LaLiga Champions Real Madrid.

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