Marcos Alonso is set to extend his Chelsea stay after becoming one of the first names on the team sheet.
Alonso signed a five-year contract on joining the Blues from Fiorentina in August 2016, but now the 27-year-old left-back is poised to be rewarded for his performances with a new deal.
He has made 10 appearances this term, with one goal and four assists, on the back of 46 games last season.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri recently stated his belief that Alonso, whose deal expires in 2021, has the potential to be the world’s best left-back.
Speaking on Spain duty, Alonso was asked about persistent links with a return to LaLiga and revealed his intention to remain at Stamford Bridge.
Alonso told as.com: “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 my contract, the club have offered me an extension.
“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.”