CHELSEA players have reportedly said their goodbyes to Marcos Alonso ahead of his move to Barcelona.
But that speculation increased further following the signing of Brighton star Marc Cucurella.
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But now his days as a Chelsea player are numbered as Barcelona close in on his signature.
90min have reported that the Catalan giants are “confident” of reaching an agreement for the defender.
That is despite news on Friday that LaLiga have denied them registering five new players until they raise more funds.
In order to do so, Barca will need to sell players such as Frenkie de Jong – who has been heavily linked with Manchester United.
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Meanwhile, Alonso was thought to be heading to Barcelona along with Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
But the Blues skipper completed a U-turn earlier this week when he signed a new two-year deal to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Azpilicueta’s commitment eases the Blues’ need to recruit further defensive reinforcements.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left for free in the summer following the expiration of their contracts.
Only Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli has been brought in as a replacement after the club missed out on Jules Kounde.