Chelsea star rules out Real Madrid move

Pedro and Eden Hazard

MARCOS ALONSO insists he is not thinking about leaving Chelsea this summer and is just focusing on helping the Blues enjoy a successful end to the season.

"I have not considered that possibility [returning to Madrid], he said".

'I made my debut with (Manuel) Pellegrini in 2009/10, and that summer I had the opportunity to go to the Premier League.

When asked how he left about being called-up so last minute, he prefers to think about the now: "It's an honour to represent my country and going to the World Cup would be a dream scenario" but he understands how hard it is to break into the squad "Spain has some really good players, the important thing is that I am here now".

The 27-year-old has been a hit since joining Chelsea from Fiorentina in August 2016.

Alonso had been overlooked by the nation until his call-up last week - despite playing a key role in Chelsea's championship-winning team last season. He has been the #1 choice as a left-wing-back for Conte and he has made sure he does his best.

Alonso came off the bench for Spain in their 6-1 thrashing of Argentina, and in doing so he became just the seventh third-generation player to feature for the nation.

Real Madrid were linked with a £50 million swoop for their academy product but will now have to look elsewhere.

"He's a good coach, without doubt - he's actually one of the best around".

Real Madrid may be looking for an alternative option at left-back, and Alonso's form makes him an attractive target, particularly with Chelsea likely to miss out on UEFA Champions League qualification for next season. The club brought in Theo Hernandez in summer 2017 as a back-up, but he has struggled to make much of an impression.



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