Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta ‘torn between signing new one-year deal or joining Barcelona on free transfer in summer’

CESAR AZPILICUETA is unsure whether to stay at Chelsea or sign for Barcelona, according to reports.

Azpilicueta, 32, could leave the club for free this summer and has already snubbed several offers from the Blues to extend his deal.

Blues skipper Azpilicueta can’t decide whether to remain in West London or head to Barcelona, say reportsCredit: Getty

The Express claims that the club captain is still torn on what he should do next.

The Spanish star “feels deeply rooted” in London and is “proud” to have been Chelsea skipper since 2019.

But he has been offered an initial two-year deal at Barcelona and the lure of going back to his motherland.

Azpilicueta has refused to commit to either Chelsea or Catalonia as he decides.

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Speaking at a press conference whilst on international duty, the wing-back said: “My future? It’s not the place or time to discuss it.

“What I have learned from the pandemic is to live day-to-day and the moment.

“I now enjoy concentrating on the present.”

Azpilicueta is said to be “concerned with the situation” as fans, players and staff await the outcome of a bidding war for Roman Abramovich’s prized asset.

The storied defender offered his thoughts on the bidding war for ownership of Chelsea.

He noted: “We live in moments of uncertainty, that is the reality.

“The uncertainty isn’t great but what we players have to do is work.

“Now we are entering a decisive phase of the season and the situation is out of our hands.”

Should the versatile defender leave, it would bring to an end his epic 10-year stay at Stamford Bridge.

Azpilicueta has won every club trophy available, including two Premier League titles and last season’s Champions League.

Despite looking out of the title race, Chelsea are still very much in the hunt for an FA Cup and Champions League double.


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