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Spanish international Marcos Alonso has signed a contract extension with Chelsea until 2023.

Alonso has established himself as a key player for the Blues since joining from Fiorentina in 2016.

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After putting pen to paper on his new deal, the 27-year-old said: “I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world. It’s been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward to more.”

Alonso played at left wing-back under Antonio Conte and has successfully transitioned to left-back in a back four under Maurizio Sarri.

He has also proven to be a considerable asset going forward for Chelsea, with 14 goals and seven assists in his 64 Premier League appearances for the club.

Alonso received the first of his three caps for Spain earlier this year when he replaced Jordi Alba in a 6-1 victory over Argentina.

Club director Marina Granovskaia said: “We are delighted to be extending Marcos’ contract.

“In the past two seasons he has developed into an important player for the club, demonstrating his outstanding ability and a fantastic attitude that has helped him become a Premier League champion and Spain international.”