The Daily Express says Alonso was left out of Chelsea's squad to face Arsenal in their latest pre-season friendly this afternoon amid speculation he could be used in a potential swap deal for Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde.
The Blues are currently in talks to sign the Frenchman but they are yet to strike a deal with the La Liga outfit for the 22-year-old.
Reports in Spain claim the decision was linked to his future and a potential move to Chelsea.
It's believed that Sevilla did not want Kounde to get injured in case it put the transfer at risk.
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