Cesar Azpilicueta is in Madrid to place the ending touches on his transfer to Atletico Madrid, 90min understands.
The veteran defender had been anticipated to hitch Inter after agreeing a contract with the Serie A aspect, however Atletico made a late swoop to lure Azpilicueta again to Spain and shortly satisfied him to go to the Wanda Metropolitano as a substitute.
A two-year contract is on the desk for Azpilicueta, who’s in Madrid for medical assessments forward of sealing his exit from Chelsea.
Chelsea have granted Azpilicueta a free switch away from Stamford Bridge as a present of respect to the 33-year-old, who joined in 2012 and has made extra appearances for the membership than another abroad participant.
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Azpilicueta got here near a return to Spain final 12 months when Barcelona got here calling, however the defender as a substitute opted to remain at Chelsea to assist steer the Blues by their transition to the BlueCo possession period.
Nevertheless, with recreation time now exhausting to return by for the 33-year-old, Azpilicueta will now be allowed to go away the membership and he has chosen Atletico for his new house.
Chelsea are already ready for his departure, bringing in right-back Malo Gusto from Lyon in January, whereas the returning Levi Colwill may even make sure the Blues will not be caught out at centre-back both.
Azpilicueta will depart Chelsea with 508 appearances to his title, placing him sixth on the membership’s all-time look charts, and a trophy cupboard filled with 9 items of silverware.
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