Report: Chelsea player has been asking to leave the club for some time now, he might get his wish very soon

Marcos Alonso has reportedly been asking to leave Chelsea for some time, according to Sport.

The defender is currently the subject of many a transfer speculation, as he enters the final 12 months of his contract.

His deal expires next June, with the club usually hesitant to offer extensions to those players over the age of 30, unless for special circumstances.

Is this the end of the road for Marcos?

At 31, Alonso is very much in the bracket of non-renewals and could even be moved on before the end of his allotted time.

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Or, as Sport seem to suggest, the full-back might force a transfer himself, as he eyes up a return to his homeland.

Barcelona are being credited with interest in the Spaniard, as well as his club and country colleague Cesar Azpilicueta.

Andreas Christensen is already on his way to the Camp Nou, having seen out the end of his contract in rather unsavoury circumstances.

Barca clearly want to raid Thomas Tuchel’s squad again, with the two compatriots high on the agenda.

Alonso is asking to leave

Sport claim that Alonso’s switch from Stamford Bridge to Spain is more advanced than Azpilicueta’s, even though both have apparently expressed their desire to depart London.

Following Ben Chilwell’s recovery from his length injury absence, Chelsea’s need to keep hold of the other left wing-back has decreased.

Especially as Emerson is seemingly on his way back to Cobham, following his loan spell with Lyon.

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Ian Maatsen could also be added to the senior group, after he impressed whilst on loan with Coventry City.

On the opposite flank, Reece James remains the only recognised right wing-back besides Azpilicueta.

Therefore, tying down the captain for at least another season sounds necessary right now.

Plus, it’s always a bonus to have the skipper on board for his experience in the big occasions.

But this isn’t to say he and Alonso could still hop on a plane to Spain and head home to finish their careers in the sunshine.

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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.