Chelsea stars ‘BEWILDERED’ and ‘unhappy’ about Cesar Azpilicueta’s future

Chelsea stars are ‘BEWILDERED’ and ‘unhappy’ that Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract has not been extended… with the 32-year-old being ‘watched’ by Barcelona and Atletico Madrid ahead of becoming a free agent

  • Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta finds himself out of contract in the summer
  • He is drawing interest with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid ‘monitoring’ him
  • Some of his Chelsea team-mates have reportedly been left ‘bewildered’ by it all 

Chelsea’s decision not to extend captain Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract beyond the end of the season has left his team-mates ‘bewildered’ and ‘unhappy,’ according to a new report.

Azpilicueta, 32, arrived at Chelsea from Marseille in 2012 but as things stand he will leave Stamford Bridge for nothing in the summer. 

Eurosport report that some Chelsea players are confused why Azpilicueta’s future remains unclear where there is already uncertainty around Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger. 

Azpilicueta is free to negotiate pre-contract agreements with clubs outside of England as early as January and both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are said to be closely monitoring the Spaniard’s situation in west London.  

Chelsea are facing a critical period of negotiations with their back-line. 

Thiago Silva, 37, is out of contract also at the end of this campaign and the club may look to keep the Brazilian another season after his success. 

Azpilicueta has not addressed his future publicly in recent months but Barcelona and Atletico are said to be ‘waiting in the wings’ if he gets frustrated at a lack of a forthcoming extension at Chelsea. 

The versatile defender can play at right back, left back and at centre back and would be an attractive free agent if he goes on to the market next summer.

Back in January, Azpilicueta said he has full trust in the club when it comes to his future at Stamford Bridge. 

‘I don’t have any concerns,’ Azpilicueta said, when asked about his contract situation. ‘I feel fully trusted by the club since I arrived.

‘At the moment it is true that my contract ends in June but I just focus on what’s next, to train and play the best I can.

‘Everything will take care of itself, I don’t need to say anything more. I have to keep doing what I am doing and it will come by itself.

‘Of course, I love to be here, I feel loved since I arrived and my aim is to be here for as long as I can be.’  

The two-time Premier League winner has made 16 appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season, recently completing 90 minutes in the 3-3 draw away to Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League. 

Among the other soon-to-be out of contract defenders, there is reportedly growing pessimism that Antonio Rudiger will stay.

While there is an ‘expectation’, say Eurosport, that Christensen will eventually re-sign, Rudiger will ‘almost certainly’ leave. 

Tuchel likes Rudiger and is said to be ‘eager’ for his fellow German to stay at the club.  

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