Cesar Azpilicueta
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Chelsea are confident of keeping hold of Cesar Azpilicueta despite interest from Barcelona, according to the Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail report that Azpilicueta is a top target for Barcelona this summer, which comes as no surprise, he is arguably the best defender in the Premier League.

However, the Daily Mail believe that Chelsea are keen to keep hold of the Spain international, and strongly believe they will be able to. The Daily Mail note that Azpilicueta is under contract until 2020 and is happy with life in London, and thus has no reason to seek a move elsewhere.

Azpilicueta established himself as a cornerstone in Antonio Conte’s defence, playing every single minute of the 2016/17 Premier League game, which he ended by receiving his second winners medal.

It is a compliment to Chelsea that a club like Barcelona are sniffing around our players, but it seems unlikely that Conte would be willing to part with a player of Azpilicueta’s quality, as he looks to ready his squad for life in the Champions League.

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