Marcos Alonso is closing in on a transfer to Barcelona as Xavi continues his summer time spending spree.
The left-back requested to be omitted from the Chelsea staff who beat Everton at Goodison Park as he seems to be to seal a switch again to his native Spain and Barcelona, whose additions embrace Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie, look set to make one other signing.
Alonso, who has made 212 appearances since becoming a member of Chelsea in 2012, may have been in line to start out at Goodison Park however instructed supervisor Thomas Tuchel he didn’t wish to play.
Tuchel mentioned: “He tries to leave and we agreed to this wish and that is why it would not have made sense to put him on the pitch today. He would have been on the pitch otherwise but I think it was the right thing to do.”
Tuchel has already purchased Marc Cucurella to interchange Alonso however confirmed he’s searching for additional signings in different positions.
“If we can add, we add,” he mentioned. “We are open to everything and I think we can use new energy and new legs and fresh input to bring us to a new level. If not, we will push this team but I think we could use some more input and some more quality. We are on it.”
He was happy that Chelsea ended a run of 4 successive defeats at Goodison Park with victory courtesy of Jorginho’s first-half penalty. “It was maybe not the most exciting game in history of Premier League but a win is a win is a win,” he mentioned. “The first away match you hang in.”