Thomas Tuchel has admitted that Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract state of affairs at Chelsea FC is “not supreme” because the clock ticks down on his present deal.
Azpilicueta’s contract with the Blues is ready to run out on the finish of the season, that means that he may go away the membership on a free switch in the summertime.
The 32-year-old has been an everyday fixture within the Chelsea FC staff this season, making 30 appearances in all competitions for Tuchel’s males earlier than this weekend’s spherical of video games.
As issues stand, Azpilicueta is free to signal a pre-contract settlement with a international membership forward of a possible free switch away from Stamford Bridge in the summertime.
Tuchel has now admitted that the state of affairs is way from supreme for the south west London aspect, however he’s hopeful that it may be resolved behind closed doorways earlier than the tip of the season.
Talking at a news conference on Friday to preview Chelsea FC’s conflict with Crystal Palace, Tuchel mentioned: “Nicely the way forward for the gamers I wish to be resolved usually instantly or not even in dialogue, within the supreme world.
“We don’t stay within the supreme world, although, so I believe the contract state of affairs with Azpi is fairly clear. It isn’t the largest stress on this topic however as you realize, we’ve got another gamers additionally with contractual conditions that aren’t absolutely solved.
“This isn’t supreme. That is additionally no person’s specific fault. This could occur typically within the second we take care of it, and Azpi offers with it very professionally and I should not have the sensation that it impacts any of his performances.
“We’re on it behind closed doorways. That is the place it must be handled.”
Azpilicueta joined Chelsea FC from Marseille in the summertime of 2012 and has made greater than 450 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, scoring 15 targets.
He has received two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two Europa Leagues, the Champions League and the League Cup throughout a trophy-laden spell with the south west London membership.
In the meantime, Chelsea FC will return to Champions League motion on Tuesday night time once they host Lille within the first leg of their last-16 conflict.