Contact made. Barcelona interested in signing Chelsea player

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Reports in Spain claim Spanish giants Barcelona have reignited their interest in Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso.

Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo via Daily Mail claim Barcelona have approached Chelsea over a transfer for Alonso.

Alonso’s constant omission from the squad under Lampard led to a loan offer from Barcelona in January, with the Catalan giants even agreeing terms with the player.

However, the report adds the move eventually failed to go through because Barcelona could not offload former Real Betis star Firpo, who is now said to be drawing Premier League interest from Leeds, West Ham and Southampton.

Barcelona reportedly want Alonso to compete with first-choice left-back Jordi Alba for a place in Ronald Koeman’s side next season.

Alonso played just 17 matches across all competitions for the Blues last season but was frozen out under former boss Frank Lampard.

Alonso has a contract with Chelsea until 2023, having put pen to paper on a fresh five-year deal back in October 2018.

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