Cesar Azpilicueta wants to stay at Chelsea, despite the speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona.
The 32 year old, the longest serving player at Stamford Bridge is out of contract at the end of the season and , with no new deal yet agreed, there has been heightened speculation about his future, with reports that the Catalans wanted to sign him on a free transfer.
However, it is now understood that Azpilicueta’s preference is to remain with the West London club. Having lived in England for some time, his family ate now settled, and would rather not face the prospect of moving back to Spain.
And, despite his age, and the fact that he is not an automatic starter under Thomas Tuchel, Azpilicueta, who is seventh on the list of all time appearances for Chelsea, still believes he has several years at the top level left in him.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.