Date: 16th August 2012 at 4:01pm
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Marseille fullback Cesar Azpilicueta’s is on the verge of signing for Chelsea…still. In fact, he’s been on ‘the verge’ for around two weeks now and it’s getting a little tiresome. Hopefully this deal will go through ASAP, if it is to go through, as I’d prefer it if we would start the season with two right-backs.

French publication La Provence claim to have fresh news on this rumour though and have even suggested that the deal could be announced as soon as this evening…I won’t hold my breath.

Chelsea have been in the market for a new right-back since Jose Bosingwa left the club, especially one that can offer some width going forward. We’ve been linked with a number of fullbacks from Maicon to Debuchy, and although he may not be my first choice, it seems as though Azpilicueta is the man Chelsea want.

La Provence reported that representatives of the 23-year-old Spaniard arrived in London to discuss the details of his contract and the fee is a ‘mere formality’ at this stages, but is expected to be between €8-€10 million.

Azpilicueta is just one of the names I’m tired of hearing at the moment (let alone spelling), along with Moses and Hulk…it’s a good thing that there’s football on this weekend to turn our attention towards. Still hope we get our skates on and get this deal done though.

Source: http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2012/08/16/3311148/-?