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Friday 20 July 2018

Alonso rules out a return to Bernabeu

Staying: Marcos Alonso
Staying: Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso has ruled out a return to Real Madrid in the summer, insisting his future is at Chelsea.

The defender, who made his debut for Spain in their 6-1 win over Argentina, joined the Blues in the summer of 2016 and has established himself as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League.

Reports have linked the 27-year-old with a return to the Spanish capital, but Alonso insists he is staying at Stamford Bridge.

"I have not considered that possibility (returning to Madrid), I just try to give the best of me and my team," Alonso said.

"I made my (Madrid) debut with (Manuel) Pellegrini in 2009/10, and that summer I had the opportunity to go to the Premier League.

"I don't know what would've happened if I stayed, I live in the present."

Chelsea's next game is a Premier League clash on Sunday against London rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

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