Marcos Alonso confirms ‘desire’ to leave Chelsea FC amid Barcelona transfer reports

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Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has confirmed his “desire to return to Spain”.

The 31-year-old still has a year to run on his contract at Stamford Bridge but has interest from Barcelona and is in a state of limbo as to whether or not he can leave the club this summer.

When fit, Ben Chilwell has been Thomas Tuchel’s first-choice at left-back and reports in Spain have suggested Alonso has already agreed personal terms with Barca, the team his father played for between 1982 and 1987.

While Alonso, who has won the Premier League and the Champions League since joining Chelsea in 2016, stressed he has little to “complain” about, the Spanish international has admitted a return to his homeland is where he sees his future.

A product of Real Madrid’s academy, Alonso left La Liga in 2010 to join Bolton Wanderers after failing to impose himself on first-team proceedings in the Spanish capital.

Speaking to OndaCero, Alonso said: “On paper I have one more year of contract and that is what there is until today I’ve already said other times that I would like to but it doesn’t depend entirely on me.

“There are two games left here and then it’s time to rest”.

“ I’ve played 50 games, we’ve been world champions, we’ve had bad luck in the cup finals.

“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, I’m sincere.”

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