Cesar Azpilicueta ‘wants face-to-face meeting with Marina Granovskaia’ as the Chelsea captain wants to sort out whether he will stay at Stamford Bridge with Barcelona ‘making serious moves’ to sign the Spaniard
Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract at Chelsea expires at the end of the current season
The Chelsea captain is keen to speak to the club to get his situation resolved
Barcelona are very interested in bringing Azpilicueta to the Nou Camp
By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline
Published: 10:08 GMT, 10 February 2022 | Updated: 10:08 GMT, 10 February 2022
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta is keen to meet director Marina Granovskaia to sort out his future at the club.
The Spaniard’s contract runs up at the end of the season and could be set to leave the club with Barcelona manager Xavi interested in bringing him to the Nou Camp.
It will be ten years since Azpilicueta joined the club in August and the Spaniard has yet to make a decision on his future.
Defender Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract at Chelsea expires at the end of the current season
Azpilicueta is keen to have a meeting with Marina Granvoskaia to resolve the situation (the pair pictured in 2018)
Mundo Deportivo have reported that the 32-year-old ‘wants a face-to-face meeting’ with Granovskaia as soon as possible, to sort out whether he will stay at Stamford Bridge past the end of this season.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will also be keen to get Azpilicueta’s situation resolved, especially with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen also in the final few months of their current contracts.
It’s said that Xavi is prioritising a right-back for Barcelona in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Azpilicueta is seen as the player who best fits the profile with the club already ‘making serious moves’ in their attempts to sign the Spaniard.
Barcelona manager Xavi is reportedly very interested in bringing Azpilicueta to the Nou Camp
The Chelsea captain would bring versatility and experience if he were to join Barcelona this summer.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website in January about his contract situation, Azpilicueta said: ‘As I always said, I feel I have the trust and confidence of the club and now I am focused on every game.
‘They are very tough games, and I am enjoying the moment. Eventually the moment will come, but I am fully focused on hopefully getting as many trophies as we can and then we will see.
Granovskaia (right) will also have to resolve the futures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger
‘I cannot say anything more than that I am really committed and have a lot of things ahead in the coming months and hopefully we can have a very good season.’
It has previously been reported that Barcelona are also said to be interested in signing Azpilicueta’s team-mate Christensen at the end of his current contract in the summer.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are among the foreign clubs to have offered Rudiger pre-contracts ahead of the summer transfer window, and Manchester United are understood to be watching developments closely too.
Reports have stated that Chelsea have offered Rudiger a contract closer to his £200,000-a-week-demand with the club desperate not to lose too many defenders on free transfers this summer.
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