Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta demands the Board to match multi-year contract proposals from Spain if he’s to increase his tenure at Stamford Bridge past ten years, 90min understands.
The Spanish star has developed into an unlikely club legend since joining from Marseille for a comparatively unknown amount in the summer of 2012, with the Club World Cup success earlier in February, which means he has gained all trophies available to him at Chelsea.
Azpilicueta’s present deal is ready to run out on the finish of the season, and the size of an extension is proving to be the sticking factor in ongoing discussions over his future.
The 32-year-old has a two-year proposal from Barcelona, with the choice for an extra year, and Atletico Madrid are additionally understood to have tabled a multi-year contract.
Nevertheless, Azpilicueta has not too long ago maintained he’s settled in London – the place his kids were born – and demands Chelsea to match the offers from La Liga.
Chelsea are reluctant to take action at this stage. The Blues have the choice of triggering a one-year extension to the defender’s present deal – one thing they’re contemplating – however given his years of service to the club, they’d relatively come to a mutual conclusion than pressure him to remain on a deal that doesn’t suit him.
90min understands that Chelsea aren’t in doubt that Azpilicueta might proceed to play in the Premier League for a minimum of two extra years, however they’d prefer he stayed on renewing one-year contracts – as is their regular style for players beyond 30.