Barcelona turn to Spurs left-back Sergio Reguilon as an alternative to Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso

Newcastle interested in signing the Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso

Barcelona are reportedly looking to sign Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon after being frustrated by Chelsea for the signing of top targets Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Catalan side are increasingly likely to miss out on the Chelsea duo with The Blues set to block their transfer after falling out with Barca. 

Thomas Tuchel’s side are bitter because they feel Barca snatched their top transfer targets, Raphinha and Jules Kounde from under their noses. The Stamford Bridge side thought they were the front-runner for both players, but late £55million and £56m bids from Barcelona scuppered the deal, allowing both players to sign for the Catalan giants. 

As a result, Chelsea are not willing to allow their own players, Alonso and Azpilicueta, to transfer to Nou Camp. Although the Spanish duo remain the priority targets for Xavi’s side, they have now turned their attention to Tottenham defender Reguilon.

According to Spanish publication AS, the 25-year-old’s representative, Kia Joorabchian held talks with Barcelona directors Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff over dinner in Miami last week. The report says that the club’s representatives discussed the possibility of both a permanent transfer and a loan move, and it is believed Tottenham value the full-back at £20m.

However, with Reguilon currently third-choice in his position, behind the new arrival, Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon, it is believed that Spurs’ valuation will decrease.

The Spanish international was one of four players Spurs boss Antonio Conte left at home for the club’s pre-season tour to South Korea – along with Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso. 

According to reports in Spain, Barcelona could use Dutch winger Memphis Depay as part of a swap deal to lure Reguilon to the Nou Camp. 

La Liga rivals Real Madrid have a repurchase option on Reguilon for €40m until August 31, but the European champions have expressed no desire in reuniting with the full-back.