Barca, Athletic for Azpi?

Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta is linked with Barcelona while Athletic Bilbao are also considering the Chelsea full-back.

The Daily Telegraph claims Azpi has been mentioned as an option for the Catalans to replace Dani Alves, particularly because Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is likely to prove out of reach as the Gunners offer a new contract.

Azpi is contracted to Stamford Bridge until 2019 and has primarily been used as a left-back by the Blues, with Athletic mentioned in connection to the Pamplona native.

The 26-year-old started his career at Osasuna before switching to Marseille in 2010 and Chelsea two years later, and he has been named in Spain’s Euro 2016 squad.

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