Barcelona confident of signing Chelsea star. Xavi fighting hard to complete the deal

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According to GOAL, Spanish side Barcelona are confident of signing Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta as a free agent at the end of the season.

After ten years at Stamford Bridge, Azpilicueta could be on his way out of Chelsea with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Azpilicueta, 32, has been an established first-teamer for the Blues ever since he first moved to Stamford Bridge in 2012.

However he is at odds with the club over renewing his contract, giving Barca an opportunity to add him to their squad.

Barcelona boss Xavi is keen on adding quality and experience to his backline and is fighting hard to complete the deal for Azpilicueta.

Chelsea are only willing to offer Azpilicueta a one-year deal and new talks haven’t taken place between player and club since the beginning of January.

Azpilicueta joined Chelsea from Marseille in the summer of 2012 and has become a firm favourite at Stamford Bridge, racking up more than 400 appearances in his nine and a half years at the club.

During that time he has helped the Blues to a host of trophies, including two Premier League titles and last year’s Champions League.

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