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Chelsea transfer news: Barcelona are favourites to sign Cesar Azpilicueta

CHELSEA captain Cesar Azpilicueta's contract expires in the summer and the bookies have listed his most likely destinations if he leaves Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard, who joined the Blues in 2012, is yet to sign a new deal after playing second fiddle to Reece James and Trevor Chalobah this season.

Bookmakers Betfair have Barcelona as the favourites to be Azpilicueta's next club at 2/1.

The bookies expect a return to Spain after he started his career with Osasuna B in 2006 before playing for the first team a year later.

Atletico Madrid are second in the market at 7/2 as he could bolster Diego Simeone's already sturdy defence.

Elsewhere sensational moves to PSG, Juventus and Real Madrid are also outsiders as doubt over the 32-year-old's future continue to rumble on.

Azpilicueta next club odds - Betfair

According to ESPN, Barca are keeping an eye on Azpilicueta's negotiations with Chelsea.

If a new deal has not been agreed before January 1 the Spaniard is free to begin talks with foreign clubs regarding a pre-contract agreement.

The Blues though are thought to be keen to tie him down to a new deal as talks continue to be ongoing.

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