Reports in France suggest that an agreement was meet on a transfer fee between Marseille and Champions League holders Chelsea for right back Cesar Azpilicueta. Chelsea had been tracking Azpilicueta for the majority of last season and raised their interest on hearing that Azpilicueta had not been included in the squad for Marseille’s Europa League match versus FC Sheriff Tiraspol.
Marseille have recently indicated this Summer that they were going to reduce the wage bill by selling some of their key players. Alou Diarra was the only recognised departure but the club expressed that key members of squad such as Stephane Mbia, Andre Ayew and Cesar Azilicueta would also leave.
“If my departure can help Marseille’s finances, then it is a good deal for everyone concerned.” – Cesar Azpilicueta.
The deal is worth to be near £8 million for the 22 year old. The transfer will take Chelsea’s spending up to £70 million this Summer following the signings of Marko Marin, Eden Hazard and Oscar. Cesa...