REVEALED: Chelsea rejected Barcelona’s late loan bid for defender on transfer deadline day

According to recent reports from Mundo Deportivo, La Liga giants made a late loan move for Chelsea’s left back Marcos Alonso on deadline day but was rejected by Chelsea.

The 30-year-old had been linked with a move away from west London in January when the Blues were managed by Frank Lampard, with Alonso being restricted to extremely limited game time after the summer arrival of Ben Chilwell.

But Thomas Tuchel’s appointment has seen Alonso come back into the fold, which saw him start for the first time on Sunday against Burnley for the first time since September and he bagged a goal too to ensure Tuchel got his first win under his belt as Head Coach.

They looked to negotiate a loan deal for the Spaniard but were unable to come to an agreement with Chelsea.

Tuchel was pleased with his wing-back against Burnley after opting to use the three-back system which the 30-year-old suits.

“I know Marcos is used to playing this role, on the left side all alone and he has a good timing for arriving in the box.” Tuchel said.

“In the end we are very happy he could score the second goal to finish the game.” He concluded.