The Spanish right back is a target and has agreed terms with the Catalan giants
Barcelona consider Cesar Azpilicueta an important acquisition for next season, after Xavi told the board as much. The captain of Chelsea has a contract until 2023, but at Camp Nou they are optimistic over his arrival. The player has agreed to come, but the London side need to accept his departure.
Per The Sun, Barcelona want the player to issue a transfer request to the club to be able to leave Stamford Bridge. That formal written petition would pressure the side into letting him depart.
Once players file that request, clubs usually let them move because it’s not good to have an unhappy player in the squad.
In Cesar Azpilicueta’s case, he wants to leave in as good a way as he can. He has a great relationship with Chelsea fans and the club and has spent a decade there, working his way up to being the captain. However, now he considers his time there complete.