Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, has reportedly struck a deal to join Barcelona on a free transfer this summer.
The Football Insider claims the versatile defender, 32, has snubbed a number of offers from the Blues to increase his deal prior to the tip of this season.
The Spain international has been at Chelsea for 10 years, winning quite a few trophies, together with a Champions League.
Azpilicueta is one of three key gamers set to depart Chelsea this summer season following owner Abramovich’s sanction.
In the meantime, Antonio Rudiger has reportedly agreed to join Juventus on a mega four-year contract.
With three star defenders all set to depart, Chelsea will likely be light on choices once again, unless a brand new proprietor provides adequate monetary backing for a summer season rebuild.
As it stands, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, and Malang Sarr would be the only three senior centre-backs left in the membership.
Sevilla’s Jules Kounde remains on Thomas Tuchel’s checklist.
Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt is another choice, with the Dutchman mockingly set to be ousted from Turin by Rudiger’s arrival.