FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC have reached an agreement in principle on the transfer of César Azpilicueta, and the cost is expected to be between four and five million euros, according to the latest report.
The veteran Spain international has been the subject of intense transfer speculation, and it has been reported for some time that he has agreed personal terms with Barcelona. It is understood that he will sign for two seasons with an optional third.
The Chelsea captain could leave the Blues side on their US tour and join Barcelona’s US tour. He could then have his medical examination in the United States, as Robert Lewandowski did. This should happen in the next few days.
Before the deal is fully triggered, however, Chelsea are rumored to want to bring in another defender as a replacement: RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol.
Azpilicueta, who turns 33 in August, can play as a right-back or a centre-back.