Report: Chelsea player has told Tuchel he won’t play against Everton as he seeks move away

Marcos Alonso
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Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has been linked with a summer transfer move to Barcelona, and the 31-year-old Spain international is edging closer to a move to the Camp Nou.

According to media outlet SPORT, Marcos Alonso has asked Tuchel not to play him today against Everton, as he wants to focus on resolving his future and to avoid any injury that could harm his transfer.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the transfer is already at its final stages.

Romano claims: “Barcelona are closing on Marcos Alonso deal! Barça and Chelsea are finalising the agreement, working on the last details in order to get deal completed very soon.

“Been told final fee will be less than €10m. Personal terms already agreed three months ago.”

Marcos Alonso may have played his last game for Chelsea, and leaves the club having won five major trophies in six years at Stanford Bridge.

Both clubs are believed to have agreed a fee of €10m for Alonso, and the Spaniard will sign a contract with Barca until 2024 with an option for an additional year.