Chelsea could risk the loss of Cesar Azpilicueta at the end of the season. Atletico Madrid have shown interest in the 31 year old despite boasting a good defensive record this term. The Blues stalwart who has led Chelsea to FA this season, could be up for grabs after the quick rise of Reece James.
The versatile Spanish international could return to La Liga for the first time in 11 years where he spent his development career at Osasuna. The Spanish outfit is ready to play swap deal cards with Jose Gimenez plus cash. Diego Simeone is aware of Chelsea's interest on the Uruguayan. Therefore, he is looking for an appropriate replacement for the 24 year old. Atletico's representatives are in London to actualize the transfer before the window opens.
Azpilicueta is a versatile defender across all defensive positions making him most suitable to fit Simeone's criteria. However, Chelsea could block the captain's move to the other side as he is a vital experienced figure at the club in influencing the young squad at Tuchel's disposal. Ngolo Kante, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Olivier Giroud are viewed as old stars showing younger guys the way at the club.
Content created and supplied by: SoccerWorldWide (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More