Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted it would be a mutually beneficial deal for both Marseille and Chelsea if an agreement can be reached to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old right-back has been linked with a move to the London club for quite some time over the summer – and Marseille have admitted their main aim for the summer was to reduce their wage bill. As one of the players they would be prepared to sell if the price is right, Azpilicueta looks set to complete a £7m move to the Blues over the next week.
The U23 Spanish international spent 3 years at Osasuna, his hometown, before moving to Marseille in 2010. Having progressed quickly since he joined Marseille, Azpilicueta understandably feels a sense of loyalty to the French club, but he recognises that a sale would ease their money worries and is open to the idea of going to Roberto Di Matteo’s Chelsea. He told the Daily Mirror “Everyone thinks it’s been a tough time with my thoughts split between Marseille and Chelsea, but if my departure can help Marseille’s finances, it’s good for everyone.”