Report: Tuchel will have talks soon with Chelsea player that wants to leave, interested club growing frustrated

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta will reportedly hold talks about his future at Stamford Bridge in the coming days with club manager Thomas Tuchel.

According to The Sun, Azpilicueta and Tuchel are going to have discussions imminently to try come to a solution regarding the defender’s future.

It is understood the 32-year-old, who’s wants to leave the Blues this summer, may need to submit a transfer request to force a move this summer.

The report explains La Liga giants Barcelona are interested in signing the Spain international during this window, but are growing frustrated over the time delay on the player’s future. Therefore, they’re putting pressure on to get a transfer decision finalised quickly.

Barca manager Xavi hopes to have Azpilicueta signed and integrated to his squad at the Camp Nou in time for pre-season.

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Chelsea’s skipper has a loyaly to his club after a decade, though, so is trying to avoid any kind of ugly exit despite his desire to move.

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Azpilicueta talks with Tuchel

It sounds like Azpilicueta will be hoping to reach a gentleman’s agreement to leave Chelsea when he sits down for talks with Tuchel.

However, Chelsea have already lost both defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to their squads going into next season.

Azpilicueta’s incredible versatility to play centre-back or right-back makes it feel like an extra player in the squad, so him leaving would be a real body blow. He still has a year left on his existing contract, too.

Chris Sutton recently suggested the Chelsea man is “becoming unreliable” towards the latter stages of his career. However, he’s someone that may only be truly appreciated when he’s gone.

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