CHELSEA star Marcos Alonso has revealed he hopes to sign a new contract in the coming days.
Alonso, who has scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists in 91 appearances for Chelsea, has started the season in impressive fashion under Maurizio Sarri.
The Spanish international was heavily linked with a switch away from Stamford Bridge in the summer with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona keeping tabs.
But it seems the defender has no plans to leave west London anytime soon and hopes an agreement on a new deal is soon to be finalised.
“What I can say is that I am very calm and very happy at Chelsea, and that the club must also be with me because, although I still have two years left on the contract, they have offered me an extension,” Alonso told Spanish newspaper AS.
“We are talking about it and the talks to renew are already advanced.
“If everything goes well, I think I will renew before the end of this month. In the coming days.
“I am 27 years old, I still have two more ahead and I am going to extend my contract.
“What concerns me is to play as well as possible to win matches and titles with Chelsea and with the national team. I’m calm.”
News of Alonso staying put will no doubt please Chelsea fans who already face a nervous few months regarding Eden Hazard.
Having already lost Thibaut Courtois to Los Blancos in the summer, they now face the prospect of Hazard following him out the door.
The Belgian is yet to sign a new deal with the Blues and recently admitted he faces a tough decision amid interest from his ‘dream’ club, Real Madrid.
“I don’t want to say, ‘yes, I am signing a new contract’ and then in the end I don’t end up signing,” the 27-year-old said.
“I want what’s good for me, but I want what’s good for the club because the club has given me everything.
“So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay.
“It is a hard decision. It is my future.”
Hazard, who has scored seven league goals under Maurizio Sarri so far this term, has two years remaining on his current deal.