Jordi Alba
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Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba.

Many Blues will not see the drastic need for a new left-back. Marcos Alonso was voted into the PFA team of the season, while Emerson Palmieri was drafted in from AS Roma in the January transfer window.

However, it remains to be seen whether Alonso is able to operate as an archetypal left-back, assuming that our incoming manager would opt to switch back to a back four.

Alba could be the player that we need to effectively link-up with Eden Hazard down the left-flank. You’d think that it would be difficult to prise him away from Barcelona, but he appears to be somewhat disgruntled.

According to Spanish publication Sport (via the Mirror), Alba and his agent are growing impatient over his proposed contract extension. Chelsea and Manchester United are both thought to have been alerted to the situation. This is one to keen an eye on.

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