Newcastle United are interested in signing Marcos Alonso from Chelsea, according to The Mirror (14/06, p72)  

The 29-year-old is likely to be headed out of Stamford Bridge this summer as he has struggled to gain regular playing time for the Blues this season.

Reported Newcastle target Alonso does not appear to fit into the club’s first-team plans under Frank Lampard, which could present an opportunity for the St James’ Park outfit.

The Spaniard received regular playing time for Chelsea under the management of Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri, but that appears to have changed under Lampard.

At his age, the reported Newcastle target will probably not get any better as a player and so a parting of ways is the best thing that can happen for all parties.

Chelsea have been linked with a number of other left-backs in the press and as such it would make sense to sell Alonso in order to free up space within the squad.

Since arriving at Chelsea from Fiorentina in 2016, Alonso has gone on to make 140 appearances for the club, scoring 22 goals and assisting 17.

Newcastle will be looking to develop their side next season in order to try and finish in the top half of the Premier League standings.

Alonso could be a good investment for the Magpies. He has vast experience in the Premier League and whilst he may not be playing regularly for Chelsea, he is certainly good enough to be playing in the English top-flight for a few more years.

Newcastle have also had issues in the left-back position and currently have Danny Rose on loan from Tottenham.

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