Alonso: New Blues deal on the horizon


Marcos Alonso has revealed he is in advanced talks over signing a contract extension at Chelsea, after an impressive start to life under Maurizio Sarri.

The Spain international has become a big hit since joining the Blues from Fiorentina in 2016, contributing crucial goals from defence in his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge.

Alonso’s form has seen him linked with La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, but the FA Cup champions are keen to tie him down beyond 2021, when his current deal expires.

The 27-year-old left-back is hopeful of agreeing new terms with the capital club in the coming weeks as he looks to add more silverware to their trophy cabinet.

“I am very calm and very happy at Chelsea, and the club must also be happy with me because, although I still have two years left on my contract, they have offered me an extension,” he told AS.

“We are talking about it and the talks to renew are already advanced. If everything goes well, I think I will renew before the end of this month – in the coming days.”

Asked how long he intended to renew for, Alonso replied: “My father takes care of that as he is the one who leads the negotiations. I am 27 years old, I still have two more years and I am going to extend my contract.

“What concerns me is to play as well as possible to win matches and titles with Chelsea and with the national team. I’m calm with my contract.”