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Cash-strapped Sevilla rule out approach for Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso

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Sevilla were one of several teams linked to Marcos Alonso this summer, but they have yet to make an approach, and it is likely that they will not do so, as their sporting director has recently revealed.

“Sevilla have not made any approach for Marcos Alonso.”

As Chelsea’s high-profile incoming transfers has shown, this is a buyers’ market, and not a sellers’ one. But the Blues are the exception to the rule in these COVID-times, which has depressed football economies around the world, even at “big” clubs.

Sevilla have certainly been affected, which means that not only are they likely to lose out on highly rated left back Sergio Reguilón (heavily linked with Chelsea, too, before we signed Ben Chilwell), but they will have to come up with a creative solution to replace him.

“Regarding the issue of Reguilon, I already said it, we would love to have him here but it is complicated because there are very strong rivals with whom we are not in a position to fight financially.

“We are in a health and economic crisis, so we are going to put it down when it comes to talking about quantities, luckily it has caught us in a good circumstance, but the crisis also affects Sevilla FC.

“We are making the investments that we believe are appropriate to strengthen the squad.”

-Monchi; Source: Goal

The only problem with all this is that Chelsea will have to be just as creative in offloading the bloat from the squad, which will include at least one left back. Emerson looks more likely to leave than Alonso, but so far, no deals have been struck.