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Chelsea Transfer News: Spaniard Finally Set To Complete Move

By on August 21, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea close on a right back.

Cesar Azpilicueta chelsea

Chelsea are set to complete the signing of right back Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille, according to the Mirror.

The Blues have been tracking the Spanish defender for months but finally are set to conclude a £7m deal this week.

Azpilicueta said goodbye to his team mates and the Marseille fans following Sunday’s 2-0 win over Sochaux and his agents are now due to fly to London to put the finishing touches on the move.

After the game the player had his say on the move, claiming his sale will help ease Marseille’s financial difficulties before thanking the fans for their support:

“Everyone thinks it’s been a tough time for me with my thoughts spilt between Marseille and Chelsea,”

“If my departure can help Marseille’s finances, then it is a good deal for everyone concerned.

“I thank the club’s fans for their standing ovation. They have always been good to me to me, even when things haven’t gone well.”

Azpilicueta is quoted as saying by the Mirror

Blues boss Roberto di Matteo has been desperately searching for a new right back this summer following the departure of Jose Bosingwa and it seems he’s finally got his man in the form of Azpilicueta.

The 22-year-old will compete with Branislav Ivanovic for the right back position, but he may have his work cut out to replace the Serbian after his impressive goal-scoring display against Wigan on Sunday.

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Are you excited by the imminent arrival of Azpilicueta? Who else should Chelsea buy? Get involved in the comments section.

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76 Comments

  1. bridge@okene

    August 22, 2012 at 6:39 am

    up chelsea! D only prob we’ve nw is an aggresive striker lyk cavani n moses.we shld nt be decieved by our initial performance wch was below average.wat happen to Manutd could as well happen to chelsea.chelsea shld make hay while d sun shines.True blue till I die.

  2. Oyebode

    August 22, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I think with what happened last weekend chelses aquared is improving but we still need a dead striker like cavanni and hulk likewise the pressence of moses we also help our team. ”chelsea is in me” up blues..

  3. Oyebode

    August 22, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I think with what happened last weekend chelses squared is improving but we still need a dead striker like cavanni and hulk likewise the pressence of moses we also help our team. ”chelsea is in me” up blues..

  4. Olatunde

    August 22, 2012 at 7:28 am

    We need moses and cavani whith both player we will retain our trophy and we will win more up blue,blue is my blood

  5. Osenihabib amosa

    August 22, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Is true we no get striker, but i want chelsea to buy cavani, i think they have already by cesar azipecuelta. It okey like that. Up blue.

  6. Olumighty

    August 22, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I dnt no d reason y blues ar slowly 2 buy cavani nd moses without dos player, ds season chelsea w find it difficult 2 net jusa A Goal.up blues.

  7. polaris war

    August 22, 2012 at 8:36 am

    yh if al is set then chelsea needs a good deal done am talkn abt the importance of the signatures of azpllicueta,cavani,nd moses nd hw dey r gonna hv impact on an evrey day winin side pls if dimateo is readin this am writin from Ghana n we luv chelsea a lot

  8. Francis k flow

    August 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Why nt! chelsea we need 2 break a record the first london club 2 return the title like UEFA champions legue so if need that lets buy Moses n Cavani we ar the true bluez real bluez n how colour z real chelseaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaeaea.

  9. Anietie Akpan

    August 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Pls, pls, pls. Abramovich we need more striker’s like cavani & v. moses to defend our champions league this season.

  10. Collins

    August 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I tink chelsea need jst one more imptnt signin wich ll up d strikn force. D likes of moses can solv d prbl upfront so 2complemnt ‘Torres’ i belief he can do greta tins dan ‘cavani’

  11. Smart

    August 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I think hulk is the main man to fit that position due to his size and strength on the ground.

  12. alilu emmanuel

    August 22, 2012 at 10:40 am

    truly chelsea need striker like hulk or cavani.

  13. Celestine nkeonu

    August 22, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I’m still saying the same thing let us bring Moses and cavani even if it is possible with hulk we need the best please

  14. adeyemi adekunle

    August 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    up blue, pls chelsea we need moses because he a faster player and to replace partner 4 torres and let our new signing from mariselle parpicate in ouq next game on saturday again newcastle blue till i will die. Up blue

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