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West Brom targeted Chelsea defender during January

West Brom reportedly tried to sign Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso during the January transfer window but a move for the Spaniard failed to materialise after terms could not be agreed.

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Alonso, 30, joined Chelsea in 2016 after making the switch from Italian side Fiorentina.

Despite featuring heavily under former managers Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri, the Spanish full-back struggled to force his way into Frank Lampard’s first-team plans.

After featuring in just 32 matches in all competitions during Lampard’s 18-month reign, there were growing suggestions the 30-year-old could move on.

According to a recent report from The Athletic, one club looking to offer Alonso a way out of his recent Stamford Bridge nightmare was Sam Alladyce’s Baggies.

Of course, as we know now, a move failed to happen with the 30-year-old opting to stay at the Blues.

Now under the guidance of new-manager Thomas Tuchel, following the sacking of Lampard earlier this year (Sky Sports), Alonso has seen a sudden upturn in game-time.

After featuring in three of Tuchel’s first four games in charge, Alonso’s Chelsea future now appears to be in a more stable position.

With his current contract not set to expire until 2023, fans can probably expect to see a lot more of their attacking full-back.

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