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Atletico Madrid confident of signing Chelsea defender

Atletico Madrid confident of signing Chelsea defender

Alonso tipped to join Atletico

Spanish giants Atletico Madrid are reportedly confident of securing the signature of defender Marcos Alonso from Chelsea this summer.

The 28-year-old has been a mainstay for the Blues in the past three seasons but he endured a tough end to the previous campaign where he was on the bench with Emerson getting a regular run.

As such, there has been speculation that he could pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere and The Mirror claims that Atletico could emerge as the next destination for the former Fiorentina man.

Atletico are expected to pursue at least one left-back this summer with Lucas Hernandez joining Bayern Munich while Filipe Luis is due to leave the club on a Bosman when his contract expires next month.

Alonso has been one of the leading left-backs plying their trade in England in the past three seasons. He has made 120 appearances for the Blues while finding the scoresheet on 18 occasions.