Every day, it seems like another Chelsea defender is attempting to leave this summer.
It tells me that we’ve needed a solid squad clear out for a while, and the fact that we haven’t yet says that they’re all attempting to jump ship at the same time.
Cesar Azpilicueta, the club captain, is reportedly considering leaving and wants to transfer to Barcelona. Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger are both free agents this summer.
Marcos Alonso, a fourth Chelsea defender who should have been gone years ago in my opinion, now wants to join them all in Spain.
Marcos Alonso ‘simply wants to go back to Spain as soon as possible,’ according to Fabrizio Romano, which implies this summer.
Barcelona is close to completing a deal with Chelsea, but must first reach an agreement.
Discussions between Barcelona and Marcos Alonso are well advanced. He only wants to go back to Spain as soon as possible. 🇪🇸 #FCB
Alonso deal will depend on price tag, still waiting for Chelsea decision. Barça have no intention to pay a huge fee as he’s out of contract in 2023. https://t.co/SBjzJEqTZF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 18, 2022