Antonio Conte is hoping to sign another full back for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Marcos Alonso insists he is not concerned by the added competition Antonio Conte is attempting to create at Chelsea by signing another left back.

Alonso, 26, enjoyed a superb spell at Stamford Bridge last season, playing 30 Premier League games as the Blues stormed to the title.

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But despite his impressive performances, Conte is keen to bolster his defensive options this summer ahead of Chelsea’s return to the Champions League.

The former Italy boss is an admirer of Juventus’ Alex Sandro, who is valued at over £60million, and is said to be hoping to bring him to the English capital.

The Premier League champions have also been linked with Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand but Alonso says he will fight for his place in the starting XI.

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‘This is Chelsea – we play in four competitions this year,’ the Spanish defender told the Evening Standard.

‘We have so many games and competition can only be good for me and for the team. That’s it.

Marcos Alonso insists he will fight for his place at Stamford Bridge (Picture: Getty)

‘I will just keep training, keep improving, keep trying to do well for the team and keep fighting.’

Chelsea have already spent over £125m this summer while Manchester City’s spending passed £200m following Benjamin Mendy’s arrival at the Etihad.

‘It’s been a crazy summer. Teams are spending big money,’ 26-year-old Alonso added.

‘Compared to other years. It’s getting more and more expensive with time. If they have the money they can do whatever they want.

Alex Sandro has emerged as a target for the Premier League champions (Picture: Getty)
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‘We need to be ready to play against every team. We are Chelsea. We will have to fight for every competition.’

As well as targeting a full back, Conte is also eyeing moves for Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Everton star Ross Barkley.

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