Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, has had exit talks with club director Thomas Tuchel.
Marca newspaper reported that the Spaniard sat down Tuchel and the club’s management to talk about his future on Wednesday as he wants to clarify what his position at the club will be next season if he does not secure a transfer.
He would also like to sit down with new Blues owner Todd Boehle to hear the club’s American vision going forward, the report said. Another issue on the table is to clear up the confusion over a clause in Azpilchita’s contract that says he will be extended by a year if he makes 30 appearances this season.
The report adds that the defender is not sure whether the clause applies to the current or future campaign and is keen to return to Spain to be closer to his family.
Azpilicueta is not the only player Barcelona wants as the Catalans are said to be interested in left-backs Marcos Alonso and Andreas Christensen, but the trio are unlikely to leave the club for Barcelona at the same time. .
There is a feeling that the Blues are keen to retain Azpilicueta due to his leadership experience as they feel his loss and Antonio Rudiger in the same window could upset the team.