Marcos Alonso’s move from Chelsea to Barcelona is about to be done, according to the latest reports from the Catalan media.

Mundo Deportivo today writes that this morning, the left-back said farewell to employees at the Blues’ headquarters after the end of the training session. It’s said his intention is to travel to Spain this weekend and complete a transfer to the Camp Nou side.

The report points out that with Chelsea confirming the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton, that ‘accelerated’ Alonso’s departure from the club.

The 31-year-old was already very focused on moving away from Stamford Bridge, with his agent holding a meeting at Barcelona’s headquarters last week. Keen on being closer to his family in Spain, it’s said the player even considered placing a transfer request if the Blues blocked his departure.

The Spanish media many times claimed the La Liga giants wanted separate negotiations for Alonso and Azpilicueta, and one day after failing to sign the right-back, it seems the Catalan club are indeed managing to land the left-back, although the details of the agreement with Chelsea are still to be reported.