Barcelona to shift attention from Hector Bellerin to Chelsea star

Spanish giants Barcelona have identified Chelsea ace Cesar Azpilicueta as an alternative to Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin. The Catalan club are actively looking for a right-back and are expected to sign one in the summer. Barca’s original target was their former youth player and Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin. However, the 22-year-old has signed a long-term contract with the Gunners last year and the North London club have no intention of selling one of their most prized assets. According to Spanish paper Sport, via the Sun, if the Catalan side fail to…

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Chelsea star is a target of major European clubs

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is one of the most talented full-backs in world football at present. The 26-year-old has been ever-present in Chelsea’s team since his move to the Premier League from Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille in 2012. It is understandable that a lot of clubs would be interested in signing the Spain international if he becomes available in the transfer market. According to Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are some of the clubs that are monitoring Azpilicueta’s situation in the transfer market. Balague said that…

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Belgians and Chelsea rule Premier League’s most valuable XI

The winter transfer market is nearing its close. Some Premier League teams made a couple of moves, while others seem to be happy with their current squad. Big names usually don’t change teams during January. Therefore, we’ll be looking at the highest rated XI in the Premier League, using a 4-3-3 formation. Note: it’s never easy to put an accurate market value on a player, but Transfermarkt does a pretty good job at it. KEEPER No matter what formation we use, Thibaut Courtois is our goalkeeper. The Chelsea man is rated at…

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Arsenal skipper backs young teammate to usurp Chelsea star’s international spot

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has backed young full-back Hector Bellerin to soon take precedence in Vicente Del Bosque’s Spain squad ahead of Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta following his stunning debut season at The Emirates, according to the Metro. The 20-year-old impressed last term when he took advantage of Mathieu Debuchy’s injury problems to end the campaign as Arsene Wenger’s first choice right-back. He kept Debuchy out of the side once he had returned to fitness and even played his part in helping the side win a second successive FA Cup. Bellerin…

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Chelsea predicted line-up vs Everton: Thibaut Courtois to miss clash through injury

After the start they made to the new season, Chelsea would have probably been quite grateful for the international break, as it allowed Jose Mourinho the time to assess how the Blues are going to get their Premier League title defence off and running. Three points on Saturday is arguably a must, even at this early stage of the season, but the Toffees will fancy their chances, especially if they can keep things tight at the back, as the champions have conceded at least two goals in everyone of their…

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Chelsea gossip: Defender’s exit confirmed by Jose Mourinho, while legend promises return

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Filipe Luis is set to leave the club in the coming days, according to BBC Sport. The left-back moved to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid last summer, but looks set to return to the La Liga side after the manager’s comments. “In this moment we need a left-back because I think we are selling Filipe Luis now or tomorrow,” he said. Cesar Azpilicueta has insisted that he is not concerned about Mourinho’s comments, according to the Daily…

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