Barcelona are eager to strengthen their choices at right-back, and their primary goal is Chelsea‘s Cesar Azpilicueta, although the Blues have a clause which implies he might properly keep at Stamford Bridge.
Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Meunier turned down a mortgage transfer to Barcelona in January, so the Spanish membership are eager to signal Azpilicueta or Noussair Mazraoui from Ajax in the summertime.
Azpilicueta and Barcelona have already spoken and it is understood that the 32-year-old could be delighted to reach on the Camp Nou subsequent season.
Though there’s nothing signed, the membership has the approval of Azpilicueta. If it was merely down to those two events, the settlement might already be signed as a result of Azpilicueta is free to barter his future with any membership.
That stated, Chelsea need to renew Azpilicueta’s contract, which runs out on the finish of this season, they usually have a unilateral possibility of renewal for 2 extra seasons.
Ought to Chelsea use that possibility, Azpilicueta would stay at Stamford Bridge till 2024.
The Chelsea captain has requested to talk to the membership bosses, together with director Marina Granovskaia to kind out his future on the membership.
Azpilicueta might need a new problem, having not performed in LaLiga Santander since 2010 when he was at Osasuna
Barcelona see him as a participant who will deliver expertise, bodily energy and flexibility to their defence as he can play in a number of positions on the again.
Azpilicueta is concerned with Chelsea on the Membership World Cup the place he’ll face Palmeiras within the last on Saturday. Since becoming a member of the Blues in 2012, Azpilicueta has captained the membership to the Europa League in 2019 and the Champions League in 2021.
If an settlement with Azpilicueta can’t be reached, Barcelona’s subsequent goal is Mazraoui. The Ajax full-back can be out there on a free switch, and has no clause to forestall him from leaving the membership.
Maybe each Mazraoui and Azpilicueta will be part of Barcelona, however then there could be the difficulty of getting too many proper backs as Dani Alves and Sergino Dest play in that place.