Real Madrid target never considered leaving Chelsea

Marcos Alonso of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge
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The £23million signing from Fiorentina has been linked with a switch back to Real Madrid, where he started his career.

Alonso told AS: “I never saw myself outside Chelsea this summer. I am very happy there, I have three years left on my contract and my idea has always been to stay.

“In England I feel very well known, not only by Chelsea fans, but also other teams.”

Alonso has scored 15 times for the Blues since joining the club in 2016.