Antonio Conte could be set to lose a key cog in his Chelsea machine this summer.
According to The Sun, Marcos Alonso is high on the wish-list of La Liga heavyweights Barcelona ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
The Sun believe that Alonso see Alonso as the new Eric Abidal, and are prepared to part with a hefty sum in order to secure his services.
This will undoubtedly come as a concern to Conte. The Sun report that he forked out £24million to sign him from Fiorentina in the summer, and he has proven to be worth every penny.
There are very few realistically attainable left-backs on the market, and none better than Alonso. Unless he pushes for a move away from Stamford Bridge, or Barcelona offer silly money, we should be sure to reject interest from any potential suitors this summer.
This is one to keep an eye on as the days tick down towards the transfer window.