Chelsea ace reportedly edging closer to shock exit after Rudiger capture

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are still dancing on the pool tables after a very exciting weekend…

After a few days of frustration, the Blues confirmed their first big-money signing of the summer – with the capture of Antonio Rudiger following the free signing of Willy Caballero earlier this month.

However, whilst news of Rudiger’s arrival is certainly great for the Blues, it could come with a rather huge negative.

According to COPE’s Manolo Lama, Cesar Azpilicueta is beginning to edge closer to a move to Barcelona this summer, with the Spaniard reportedly being courted by the La Liga giants.

This would come as a huge shock for the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, with Azpilicueta undoubtedly one of their best players in recent years. He has remained consistent and repeatedly been picked by Chelsea bosses, impressing particularly last season under Antonio Conte.

Of course, his departure would leave a huge hole in the Chelsea squad, one that Antonio Rudiger would not be able to fill. Able to play across the backline, his influence can simply not be understated.

For the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, they are hoping that this report is just hearsay – as they can’t think of anything worse than the man they’ve come to know as ‘Dave’ leaving the club.

Chelsea fans – thoughts?

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