It looks set to be a busy day for the Chelsea faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern…
Rumours are flying around the Transfer Tavern this morning, and some huge names are being touted with a move to Stamford Bridge by our punters before the 11:30pm deadline tonight.
The Chelsea fans here in the Tavern were hoping for a blockbuster signing to start the day – and whilst one or two big moves could come later on; a less high-profile name is set to seal an imminent move to the Blues.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are set to seal a move for Fiorentina full-back Marcos Alonso, in a deal that is likely to be around £24 million.
With the 11:30pm deadline fast approaching, the bar staff here in the Football Transfer Tavern were always expecting the deal to develop quickly – and that is exactly what has happened.
Sky Sports correspondent Jim White has provided further information on the move in the last hour, and has revealed that a medical at Chelsea’s Cobham-based training ground is currently ongoing. See the tweet confirming that below…
Chelsea-bound Marcos Alonso having medical right now in Surrey.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) August 31, 2016
Our landlord is confident that the deal will be confirmed within the next few hours – leaving the rest of the day free for the Blues to seal any other deals that they have in the pipeline.
Alonso’s name was familiar to a number of the fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern, owing back to his time in England with Bolton. He spent 3 years with The Trotters between 2010 and 2013, before moving on to Fiorentina. One particularly vocal Chelsea fan in the Tavern has suggested that this could prove crucial as he settles into life with the Blues – having already experienced life in England.
Able to play at both left back and left midfield, Alonso will provide significant depth to Chelsea’s much depleted left-hand side.
For those unaware of Alonso, check out this compilation video displaying some of his best bits…
With Baba Rahman currently on loan at Schalke, Alonso’s signing this summer could be absolutely crucial.
Chelsea fans – how do you feel about Alonso’s impending signing? A good move, or a waste of money?
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