Cesar Azpilicueta omitted from Chelsea squad amid Barcelona interest

Cesar Azpilicueta has been removed from Chelsea’s squad on matchday against Charlotte amid interest from Barcelona.

according to sportsBarcelona have agreed terms with Chelsea defender Azpilicueta over a possible transfer this summer. Should the deal go through, he will link up with former team-mate Andreas Christensen, who joined Barcelona this month.

The Spain international has been a loyal servant of Chelsea over the years, but he could be on his way out of the house.

More fuel has been added to rumors of him leaving the club this summer, after he was left out of Chelsea’s squad to face Charlotte in the early hours of Thursday morning, as seen in the tweet below.

Azpilicueta may be suffering from an injury, but the club has yet to confirm the reason for his omission.

The veteran defender made an appearance in Chelsea’s recent game against Club America, and with friendlies allowing for an unlimited number of substitutions, it is strange to see Azpilicueta not in the squad.

A move to Barcelona could be getting closer to the Chelsea defender, and there’s no doubt he will be missed by fans at Stamford Bridge if he does eventually pass.