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Marcos Alonso omitted of Chelsea squad as Barcelona transfer nears

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Marcos Alonso was omitted from Chelsea’s squad to face Everton amid hypothesis over his future at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel’s facet travelled to Goodison Park of their Premier League opener on Saturday, with Alonso among the many absentees from the ultimate squad listing.

90min beforehand revealed that Barcelona have been assured of reaching an settlement with Chelsea for the Spaniard’s signature.

TheCatalan outfit lately failed of their pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta, with the Chelsea veteran signing a brand new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge to finish hypothesis over his future.

Alonso has only a yr remaining on his deal at Chelsea and Tuchel is ready to sanction his departure ought to the precise supply arrive. An settlement has already been struck on private phrases between Barcelona and the participant.

The Blues have been lively within the switch market this summer season, with Marc Cucurella having lately arrived from Brighton for a price in extra of £60m.

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In the meantime, Raheem Sterling joined from Manchester Metropolis on a five-year deal earlier within the window, with Kalidou Koulibaly additionally strengthening Tuchel’s defensive ranks following his addition from Napoli.

The Chelsea boss additionally confirmed that the membership are looking for so as to add one other central defender after lacking out on a deal for now Barcelona defender Jules Kounde.

“Possibly we deliver another participant, perhaps not,” stated Tuchel. “Nonetheless, we now have Malang Sarr with us and Ethan Ampadu nonetheless with us.

“We’ve got choices however on the identical time, we all know what number of video games are coming. So let’s see if we are able to signal a participant.”

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