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According to Catalan media Sport, Cesar Azpilicueta will be very close to signing with FC Barcelona. Chelsea are reportedly set to release their captain despite the final year of the contract.

Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, may be leaving the Blues to join FC Barcelona, ​​after 10 years and nearly 500 games he played with Chelsea. According to Catalan daily Sport, the English club will be ready to step down its captain, who still has a final year of contract until June 2023.

Given the current situation and the services provided by ‘azpi’ since their arrival in London in 2012, the Blues do not wish to complicate their departure. The Spaniard had plans to discuss with his management after the end of his Champions League adventure. They may get the green signal for departure by the end of April or the beginning of May.

Return to La Liga after 12 years

In fact, Cesar Azpilicueta and Barca have been talking since January. The former OM player has wanted to wear Barcelona colors for some time, but Blaugrana knew from the start that everything would depend on the situation at Chelsea.

By signing for Barca, the Spaniard could return to La Liga 12 years after leaving Osasuna, where he started as a professional before joining OM. Meanwhile with Chelsea, Azpilicueta has won everything: the Champions League in 2021, the English League title in 2015 and 2017, but also the Europa League, Club World Cup, FA Cup, English League and UEFA Super Cup.

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