MARCOS ALONSO is still pushing to leave Chelsea for Barcelona this summer, according to reports.
The Spaniard, 31, is wanted by Barca to reinforce their left side and provide competition for Jordi Alba.
Fabrizio Romano has reported Alonso has been a priority for Barcelona since May and has agreed personal terms with them.
Barcelona lost out on Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta after he penned a new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge earlier this week.
But the main difference between Barca's pursuit of the two defenders is Chelsea's stance.
While Chelsea didn't want to lose Azpilicueta due to his "experience and leadership," they are far more open to letting Alonso leave.
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Journalist Matthew Moretto has reported Alonso's representative is still working on a deal to bring his client to the Nou Camp.
Barcelona have pinched Raphinha and Jules Kounde from under Chelsea's nose this window despite the club's dire financial situation at the beginning of the summer.
However, with the club securing three major loans against the club's future income their problem of short-term cash has been sorted for the time being.
Alonso is understood to be the club's number one target, while Chelsea have now reportedly agreed a deal to sign Marc Cucurella.
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The Brighton defender is set to join for a reported fee of £62million after passing his medical on Thursday.
A deal had been reported to have been struck between Chelsea and Brighton earlier this week before The Seagulls denied such claims.
However, Romano revealed yesterday the Man City target was in London ahead of his move.
Blues youngster Levi Colwill will reportedly go the other way on loan.
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