€40m-rated left-back prefers to remain in Chelsea amid several offers

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has ruled out an exit from Stamford Bridge as he is delighted at the club. Spain international was linked with a return to La Liga as Atletico Madrid were interested in him. However, Marcos has dismissed these links, claiming that he is happy with the London club.

Alonso told reporters: “I signed a new contract last year and I’m pleased here. I don’t know if there’s been any contact, you will have to speak to Marina about that. I have four more years here, and I’m very happy. “The last three years have been amazing, and I want more of that. I want to keep playing and winning things.”

The 28-year-old defender has made 120 appearances for Chelsea since joining them from Fiorentina in 2016 for a transfer fee reported to be £24m. Spanish left-back has scored 18 goals and has 14 assists to his name so far. Last season, Marcos netted four goals and provided seven assists in 39 games across all competitions.

He helped the London club to win the Europa League and finish third in the Premier League. Alonso could have made more appearances, but an injury forced Maurizio Sarri to bench him and prefer Palmieri as left-back towards the end of the campaign.

Marcos featured as a substitute in Chelsea’s pre-season win over St. Patrick’s Athletic in Dublin and is also playing in Blues friendly against Kawasaki Frontale in Yokohama as he appears set to play a vital role in Frank Lampard’s plans this campaign.