Chelsea captain Caesar Azpilicueta has long been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer.
The Chelsea defender was out of contract this summer, but has a clause of contract extension if he plays upto 30 games. A condition that has been met for long.
Sport reported that the defender is one of Xavi Hernandez prime targets for the summer.
However, the exits of Christensen and Antonio Rudiger on frees have made the Azpilicueta contract extension deal with the Stanford bridge club a must.
The blues will likely not let their captain go, believing they have upper hand considering the financial situation at the Catalan club
Thomas Tuchel believes he can persuade Azpilicueta to stay.
The Telegraph, Tuchel is sweating in order to get Azpilicueta to change his mind, which had been made for Barcelona.
Chelsea will go into contract extension talks with Azpilicueta’s entourage after the Nation’s League to discuss a possible contract extension deal to keep the defender in Stamford bridge.