Report: Cesar Azpilicueta wants Todd Boehly to honor Roman Abramovich’s deal and clear Chelsea exit
Cesar Azpilicueta wants Chelsea’s new owners to honor a promise made by Roman Abramovich and allow him to leave on a free transfer to Barcelona at the end of the season, according to reports in Spain.
The defender’s contract at the club was due to expire at the end of the season, but an automatic clause was triggered to extend it.
It has now been reported by Sport, via Sport Witness, that the defender wants the club’s new regime to stick to Abramovich’s deal.
With Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck set to stay at the club, it’s likely the deal will be honored rather than trying to keep the captain at the club.
Sport say Barcelona have already reached an agreement with Azpilicueta on a two-year contract, with an option for a third.
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Azpilicueta will speak to Chelsea officials this week and ask for the move, likely once Todd Boehly is officially in charge.
The report goes on to say that if Chelsea refuse to let him go on a free transfer, a Barcelona fringe player could be used in a deal.
This would drag Marcos Alonso into the table, with the possibility of multiple swaps between the two clubs.
It has already been reported that Cheslea is analyzing potential swap deals with Barcelona, including Azpilicueta, Sergino Dest, Alonso and Neto, and that could be explored further this summer.
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