Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has said Cesar Azpilicueta is mulling over a possible move to Barcelona.
Tuchel admitted he may reluctantly sanction the transfer if Azpilicueta does not feel he can be fully committed to the Blues.
The 32-year-old’s contract was due to expire at the end of this current campaign, but a performance-related clause triggered an automatic one-year extension.
Azpilicueta signed for Chelsea from Marseille in 2012 and this year’s Club World Cup victory meant he has won every single trophy possible during his decade at Stamford Bridge: Two Premier Leagues, one Champions League, two Europa Leagues, one FA Cup, one League Cup, one Super Cup and one Club World Cup.
“We had a lot of these talks, because very genuinely it felt like he won everything after the Club World Cup,” Tuchel said.
“Given his personal situation I can understand these thoughts that maybe a cycle is at his end.
“He loves the club, he loves the challenge, he loves to be here and he is our captain.
“At some point, if you are a legend — which he is — you deserve maybe also from me and the club a second look at it, if there is maybe an exception from the rule and we are still in this process,” he added.