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Chelsea weighing up move for Marseille ace

Chelsea are interested in signing Marseille right back Cesar Azpilicuenta for a reported £7 million, according to the Daily Mail.

22 year old Azpilicuenta is currently in Great Britain as he focuses on representing Spain in the Olympics, and Roberto Di Matteo is interested in signing him as the right back position remains vacant after the release of Jose Bosingwa earlier in the summer.

Chelsea had been heavily linked with Inter Milan full back Maicon since the transfer window opened earlier this month, but a potential move to Real Madrid tempted the Brazilian full back more, leaving all talks regarding a move to England on hold.

However, this is not the first time the West London club have been linked with Spain international Azpilicuenta, having enquired into his availability when Andre Villas-Boas was manager at Stamford Bridge.

Should the Blues sign the Spaniard, it would mark their fourth bit of business this summer, having earlier signed Marko Marin, Eden Hazard and Oscar, with £64 million already spent.

QPR manager Mark Hughes is also a big fan of the 22 year old full back, having tried to sign him during his managerial spell at Manchester City, but a move to Loftus Road seems highly unlikely.

Article title: Chelsea weighing up move for Marseille ace

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