Marcos Alonso ‘wants one-year extension to Chelsea deal’

Marcos Alonso wants to sign a new deal at Chelsea having been brought in from the cold by new manager Thomas Tuchel.

The defender found himself frozen out by Frank Lampard and struggled to nail down a place in the starting line-up.

But since Lampard’s sacking and Tuchel’s arrival, the Spaniard has been recalled, coinciding with the team’s strong recent form.

According to the Sun, Alonso had been considering a move to another Premier League side or one in Serie A, but is now chasing a one-year extension on his £150,000-a-week deal at Stamford Bridge.

The 30-year-old only managed to make three appearances for Lampard this season before the club legend was ruthlessly dismissed by Roman Abramovich.

He was axed after the 3-3 draw against West Brom back in September and it appeared that Lampard had lost trust in him.

The situation has rapidly improved for the former Real Madrid man having already made six appearances under Tuchel in a month.

He has started the last three matches for the club, including Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Southampton.

Chelsea reportedly tried to find a buyer for Alonso both during the summer and January transfer windows but his high wages deterred sides from making a move, particularly with the coronavirus pandemic having shaped finances.

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