Chelsea Finally Confirm £7m Azpilicueta Signing

By on August 24, 2012

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Chelsea have finally announced the signing of Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille.

The Blues have been strongly linked with a move for the Spanish right back this summer, as boss Roberto Di Matteo searched to replace the departed Jose Bosingwa.

The Londoners have struggled to agree a fee with the French club, with the clubs president Vincet Labrune recently claiming they had rejected a £3.2m bid from the European champions.

However, Chelsea announced on ChelseaFC.com this morning that they had finally agreed a deal to sign the 22-year-old.  Sky Sports News claim the fee is £7m and he is now training with his new team mates ahead of this weekends game with Newcastle.

A statement on chelseafc.com read:

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Cesar Azpilicueta.

The 22-year-old right-back, who recently represented Spain at the London Olympics, arrives at Stamford Bridge following a two-year spell in France’s Ligue 1 with Marseille.

Azpilicueta joins fellow Spaniards Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu and Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge and is the clubs fifth major signing in a summer of rebuilding in West London.

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9 Comments

  1. Chidi Peter

    August 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    So much excited i forced my self to watch Mersseillie vs Sochoux to see how good he is, honestly he is amazing he deserve to be chelsea player, hopeful he will help us win more trophy

  2. warafa

    August 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    gud signing 2in 1more

  3. idowu oluwatobi

    August 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    good deal….waiting for official confirmation of victor Moses as a chelsea player.blues for life

  4. Desiny ehi

    August 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Up chelsea i am happy 4 d blue, now we are sining cacer & set to also sining moses let remmber to sining hulk or carvini to help torres

  5. Nsikan

    August 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Chelsea is a great team..i hope and wish that the Right back should be as gud as jose Bosingwa who left,more victories await Chelsea. I LOVE CHELSEA

  6. Nsikan Raphael Ekoh

    August 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks to RDM who has sign the young boy to chelsea,i hope he will be as good as Jose bosingwa,more victories await chelsea. I LOVE CHELSEA

  7. sunday oluwagbemiga Johnson

    August 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I’m so glad that Chelsea FC is now serious to bring in young lads that can compete in terms of strength, speed, and energy with the likes of man u and man city boys. Please make Victor Moses an official Chelsea player on time. I love blues; up Chelsea!!!!!!!!!

  8. samik

    August 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Am glad of d new right back,but pls we still need moses.hulk or cavani.pls tell Mr Abramovich to offload Esien,Maluda,Benayoun,and buy player like Tiote that will serve us better in defencive midfild dan Mikel.if we must compete in all copetition this season.THANKS.I love Chelsea.

  9. Desiny ehi

    August 25, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Up chelsea thank God we hv compreted d sining of cesar & moses pls roman let only go & sining cavani from napoli to help torres in front

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