Barca plot Chelsea raid as Alonso is one of three defenders wanted

Barcelona are plotting summer Chelsea raid with Marcos Alonso the latest Blues defender on Catalan giants’ shortlist after Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta, with Spaniard keen on a return to Spain

  • Alonso waiting for green light from new Chelsea owners to sanction a deal
  • Left-back eyeing for a move back to Spain after six years at Stamford Bridge
  • Barcelona eyeing up two more Chelsea defenders to bolster their rebuilding job
  • Leeds winger Raphinha remains a priority for the Catalan club this summer

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is hopeful of a summer move to Barcelona.

The 31-year-old left-back is on a shortlist of targets drawn up by the Spanish side who are waiting to see if Chelsea’s new owners, who were at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, will be willing to sanction a bargain sale once their player trade restrictions are lifted.

Barcelona have already agreed to sign Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen on a free and have made an offer to Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Marcos Alonso’s six-year stay at Stamford Bridge could be coming to an end this summer

Barcelona are ready to lure Alonso and Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta to the Nou Camp

Madrid-born Alonso has not always been first pick at left-back for Thomas Tuchel and is keen on a return to Spain.

Barca consultant Jordi Cruyff has been pivotal in identifying potential budget signings for the club and hopes to have room for at least two high profile forwards if they can also offload some of their fringe players.

Barcelona view Leeds winger Raphinha as their prime target in the summer transfer window

Leeds United winger Raphinha remains a prime objective and the Brazilian is eager for a fee to be agreed with the Elland Road club. Paris St Germain also like the 25-year-old.

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