Marcos Alonso is heading to London with the Fiorentina defender all set to complete his move to Chelsea, according to reports.

It is understood that both clubs have agreed on a fee for Alonso. Personal terms have also been agreed with the player.

Sky Sports reported earlier on Tuesday that the Italian side would be happy with a fee of £24m.

It is understood the Blues had an initial £20m offer rejected by the Serie A club for the left-back, with Fiorentina holding out for £27m.

 However, Alonso is keen to finalise a move back to English football and a formal announcement on a deal to take him to Chelsea seems to be a formality.The 25-year-old is set for his third spell in the Premier League, having played for Bolton between 2010 and 2013 and spending a six-month loan spell with Sunderland in 2014.

Alonso, who came through the Real Madrid academy and has represented Spain at U19 level, made 75 appearances in all competitions for Fiorentina in two seasons with the club, helping the Italian side to a fifth-placed finish in Serie A last campaign.

Marcos Alonso isn’t the most coveted player in the industry, but he is the kind of player, who could get the job done. At 6ft 2in, the player is an obvious aerial threat for the opposition. Like many young defenders, Alonso loves to get forward at times and never forgets to do his defensive duties.

He has enjoyed a great time at Fiorentina and has cemented a permanent spot at the club, and even at Chelsea, he could bring the much-needed stability at the fullback spot.

His arrival at the Bridge would see Azpilicueta being shifted to the right spot, then the team might play with a perfect balance.


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