Cesar Azpilicueta could join Barcelona for eight million euros
The Chelsea defender had his contract extended by a year by the west London Blues
Cesar Azpilicueta will come to Barcelona, even if it will cost them more than they thought to get him from Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel wanted to keep him so the Blues are charging Barcelona a fair price for the veteran defender, a fee which according to Goal could end up at 8 million euros, even though the London side want more.
Azpilicueta is a player who Xavi is counting on for next season. He thinks that the defender’s experience could be key on the right side and he can also play at centre-back.
Barcelona wanted to take him for free from Chelsea but they unilaterally renewed his contract by a year, an option they had. Azpi spoke to the new owners to ask for a solution and the clubs are negotiating.
In terms of Marcos Alonso, Tuchel gave the nod to him leaving and the fee could be similar. The players will go with Chelsea to the USA for their tour, where the club can also meet with Barcelona, who will be there.
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