CESAR RAISES THE BAR Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta told by Barcelona they still intend to seal transfer with talks on-going between rivals

CESAR AZPILICUETA is still in talks with Barcelona as his transfer saga continues.


Posted Friday, July 29, 2022 by Thesun.co.uk

There has been no official agreement between Chelsea and Barca, but Nou Camp boss Xavi is not backing down.

CESAR RAISES THE BAR Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta told by Barcelona they still intend to seal transfer with talks on-going between rivals
Xavi has his heart set on signing Azpilicueta Credit: Getty

It is thought that Thomas Tuchel would like to keep Azpilicueta at Stamford Bridge.

But according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Xavi remains dead set on landing his compatriot.

A report by Spanish news outlet AS stated: 'Xavi has promised the international that he is not going to let him down and that the Kounde operation is independent of his.'

Barcelona's pursuit of Azpilicueta has been halted by the signing of Jules Kounde, who Chelsea were originally hoping to nab before the La Liga side snatched him from under their nose.

Barca have been a serious obstacle to the Blues' transfer plans this summer, having also stolen Raphinha from their grasp.

In addition, the Catalan side have taken defender Andreas Christensen from the Bridge.

Should Azpilicueta leave, Chelsea will be very stretched at the back as Antonio Rudiger has also made his way to LaLiga and Real Madrid.

PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe's recent snub will not have inspired confidence amongst Blues fans.

Chelsea's latest defensive target is thought to be Leicester's Wesley Fofana.

After agreeing personal terms with the 21-year-old, the Foxes dismissed the Blues' initial bid.

With just over a week left before the start of the Premier League campaign, Chelsea fans will be desperate for extra cover.



Attention: Third parties may advertise their products and/or services on our website.7M does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of their contents.
Your dealings with such third parties are solely between you and such third parties and we shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you.