Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso eyed as transfer replacement for Crystal Palace ace Patrick van Aanholt

CRYSTAL PALACE are reportedly considering signing Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso should Patrick van Aanholt depart Selhurst Park.

The Dutch defender is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, with the Eagles already eyeing up potential replacements.

According to the Daily Mail, Palace are still keen to extend the 30-year-old's stay in South London.

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But they are aware he may not agree terms, and have already identified Chelsea outcast Alonso as one possible target.

It has also been stated that Marseille star Jordan Amavi – who spent two seasons at Aston Villa – is another option.

The news report also adds that Palace will look to offer new deals to Jairo Riedewald, Tyrick Mitchell, Gary Cahill, Scott Dann and Vicente Guaita.

Alonso has been deemed as surplus to requirement by Frank Lampard following the arrival of Ben Chilwell at Stamford Bridge.

The Spain international hasn't featured for the club since being hauled off at half-time during the 3-3 draw away at West Brom on September 26.

It was reported that Alonso then decided to watch the remaining 45 minutes alone on the team bus – much to the anger of Lampard who was furious with his actions.

He returned to the Hawthorns stands 15 minutes into the second half, with the Chelsea gaffer said to have scolded him in front of his team-mates.

A source told The Athletic: “The players were saying they have never seen the manager like this.

“It kicked off after the game and he was going made at Alonso.

“Some were talking about how they’d be surprised if he plays for Chelsea ever again.”

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