Cesar Azpilicueta would allegedly prefer to extend his deal at Chelsea than accept a new challenge somewhere else at the end of the term.

Having featured in 455 matches and won eight titles since his arrival back in 2012, the Spaniard has already established himself as a legendary figure in West London.

However, as it stands, he has less than six months remaining on his existing deal, allowing the 32-year-old to hold discussions with non-English clubs ahead of a potential departure.

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have both been heavily mentioned with an approach for the versatile player, giving him the opportunity to play in La Liga for the first time since the 2009-10 season.

However, according to a recent report by The Athletic, everything points to him being settled at Chelsea and the full-back wanting to pen fresh terms with the UEFA Champions League winners.

The report suggests that Cesar and his family are happy with life in the United Kingdom, leaving Azpilicueta to wait for further talks with Chelsea’s board.


The former Marseille star has made 25 starts and three substitute appearances across all competitions (Premier League, Champions League and EFL Cup) this campaign.