Barcelona target Azpilicueta hoping Chelsea do not force transfer demand

Cesar Azpilicueta’s future with Chelsea will be decided next week

Azpilicueta, 32, is presently on international service with Spain in the Nations League. On Sunday, they will play their final game.

Barcelona is interested in signing the experienced defender, but they are hesitant to pay a transfer fee. Azpilicueta’s contract is up in 12 months, with Chelsea having exercised an option in April.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has indicated that the club’s longest-serving player might be allowed to depart for free as a reward for his dedication and crucial role in the club’s recent success.

According to writer reports, Barcelona will pay less than €5 million for Chelsea captain and defender Cesar Azpilicueta during the summer transfer window.

Azpilicueta joined Chelsea from Marseille in the summer of 2012 and has since become a fixture at Stamford Bridge. The 32-year-old versatile defender has won every conceivable title with Chelsea and is a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge for his demeanour and leadership.

Azpilicueta, on the other hand, might leave Chelsea this summer in search of a fresh challenge. Because his contract was set to end in 2022, the Spanish international would have been a free agent next month. His contract, however, had an automatic extension provision that was activated when a certain amount of time had passed.

Azpilicueta’s future will be discussed next week, with the captain aiming to avoid having to make a transfer request after 10 years with the club.


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