It looks set to be a busy end to the transfer window for Real Madrid, with Los Blancos planning a late move for Chelsea full back Marcos Alonso, which will then see Marcelo complete his long awaited move to Juventus.
With the 27 year-old cementing his place as Chelsea’s first choice left back, as well as being named in last season’s PFA Premier League Team of the Year, the Stamford Bridge club will be reluctant to sell the player, but it is believed that they would accept an offer of around €50 million.
A graduate of Real’s ‘La Fabrica’, Alonso has already played once for the senior squad, coming on as a substitute for Gonzalo Higuain in a 2-0 win over Racing Santander in 2010. A move to English side Bolton Wanderers followed, and three years later he signed for Serie A side Fiorentina.
Alonso proved his worth during his three year stay in Florence, and after 85 appearances and five goals with the Viola, he completed his move back to England in 2016, signing a five-year contract with Chelsea worth around £24 million.
Should Real go ahead with a move for Alonso, it could bring an end to Marcelo’s 11 year stay at the Bernabeu.
The 30 year-old Brazilian played 60 minutes for the side in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Girona, but Tuttosport claim that he does not get on well with new coach Julen Lopetegui, and has made it clear that would one day like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo again.
The Italian newspaper continue by claiming that a deal for Marcelo would depend on Real completing a move for Alonso, but Florentino Perez has made it clear that the only way to sign the player would be to pay his release clause of €180 million.