'No doubts': Fabrizio Romano says £24m Chelsea player will leave the club despite playing 45 times this season

Fabrizio Romano says it’s certain that Marcos Alonso will leave Chelsea over the summer.

Writing on Twitter, the transfer guru claimed there remains ‘no doubts’ about the Spaniard’s standing at Stamford Bridge.

Will Marcos make way?

Alonso’s time as a blue seems to be nearing its conclusion, whether that be in the very near or not-so-distant future.

The defender’s contract expires next June, with the club usually unwilling to offer new deals to those players over 30.

Having turned 31 in December, Alonso is very much in the precarious bracket.

On only special circumstances has Marina Granovskaia extended the stay of the more experienced squad members, like John Terry or Thiago Silva.

Whilst many would not place Alonso alongside the two iconic centre-backs, his importance to Thomas Tuchel’s team cannot be scoffed at.

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Throughout the absence of Ben Chilwell this season, the Spain international has filled in admirably at left wing-back.

He has played virtually every single game since Chilwell injured his anterior cruciate ligament against Juventus in November.

With two matches of the campaign left, Alonso could easily finish inside the top five appearance makers for Chelsea.

His tally current stands at 45, bettered only by Silva, Jorginho, Edouard Mendy, Mason Mount and Antonio Rudiger.

What would Tuchel have done without Alonso available to cover Chilwell?

This is a situation the German coach might have to deal with before too long.

Romano suggests Alonso will leave Chelsea

Romano divulges that Barcelona are working on a deal to sign both Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta.

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Barca are already seemingly on the verge of signing Andreas Christensen as well.

Christensen appeared to cancel his Chelsea career by refusing to play in the FA Cup final last Saturday.

Whilst none of the Dane’s teammates have demonstrated denial to this extent, they might also be considering their options behind closed doors.

Especially Alonso and Azpilicueta, who must be marginally tempted to return home for one last dance.   

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.