Lionel Messi has reportedly told FC Barcelona to try and sign the Chelsea full-back, Marcos Alonso (via Daily Star).

The transfer window has been closed for less than a week but that only means that we must now focus on the summer.

The transfer deals don’t stop just because the window is closed and it seems that that is the case here.

Reports in Spain suggest that FC Barcelona are in the market for a new left-back to compete with Jordi Alba and it seems that a Chelsea player is on the shortlist.

Don Balon claims that club’s star player, Lionel Messi has handed the FC Barcelona board a list of three players: David Alaba, Jose Gaya and Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso.

Alonso has scored six goals for Chelsea already this season and is obviously a key player whose loss would be felt.

The Spaniard may one day return home but it’s doubtful that a move to FC Barcelona makes sense right now. Alba is just one year older than Alonso and neither player would be content with sitting on the bench. Let’s wait and see how much truth is in this report.