Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

Barcelona are close to agreeing a deal with Chelsea to sign Marcos Alonso, but their chase of Cesar Azpilicueta has become complicated. according to Dailymail.

Chelsea’s defence has been seriously affected following the exit of centre-back pair Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christiansen. 

The departure could continue with Barcelona hopeful of signing Alonso for £8.6million (10m Euros) according to Sport.

The Spaniard had already declared that he wants to leave saying: ‘On paper, I have a contract for one more year and that is where we’re at today. I’ve already said that I would like to play in Spain again, but it doesn’t depend entirely on me.

‘I can’t complain about anything at Chelsea, but the desire to play in Spain is there. It doesn’t depend entirely on me and I’m happy at Chelsea, honestly.’ 

Meanwhile, Barcelona’s chase of fellow fullback Azpilicueta has had another twist.

The Sport report claims Chelsea have agreed to let the player depart and promised to negotiate a deal with Barcelona but the Blues’ change in ownership has delayed the process. 

The two clubs are set to meet next week to discuss a deal. Like Alonso, Barcelona value Azpilicueta at £8.6m but Chelsea are said to be keen to get more – something which Xavi’s side are unwilling to do at the moment. 

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is an entertainment and football lover, promoter, analyst and writer. He aspires to make a name in the media company. He is the CEO of Soccercruz (News site, Podcast, Radio and Television). email: zobanwosu88@gmail.com, phone number: +2348063046744.

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