Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is prepared to sell Marcos Alonso to a suitable buyer this summer despite uncertainty over Ben Chilwell’s injury return date, according to ESPN. Alonso is among Chelsea players who will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season. Once the club sale process reaches a conclusion, the club will then have to decide whether to offer new contracts or cash in on these players to avoid losing them on free transfers.
It will be more difficult for Chelsea to let go of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante who still play prominent roles under Tuchel, but the manager is reportedly open to offers for Alonso. The 31-year-old had mostly played a backup role until Chilwell picked up a knee ligament injury in November which forced him out for the rest of the season.