According to reports from The Telegraph, Barcelona are ready to swoop for Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta should they miss out on priority transfer target Hector Bellerin.
Resident right-back Dani Alves is set to move to Juventus after winning three Champions League titles with the Catalans, who have earmarked Arsenal star Hector Bellerin as the Brazilian’s ideal replacement.
But the Gunners are reluctant to part with the 21-year-old, who claimed a place in last season’s PFA Team of the Year, andare ready to offer him an improved contract – which would rule out the possibility of a Nou Camp switch.
Should that be the case, the La Liga champions will turn their attentions to Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta, who has established himself as a key member of their starting Xi since signing from Marseille four years ago.
The 26-year-old can operate on either side of the defence but is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2019, so the Blues are under no pressing obligation to sell.