Chelsea fans have massive smiles on their faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the latest claim from the Sunday Mirror.
The publication think that full back Cesar Azpilicueta is set to be offered a bumper new deal to keep him at the club.
As our punters note over a pint, that is nothing more than the ex-Marseille defender deserves, having been an ever present this season and showing Ashley Cole up on the left side of the defence.
A right back by trade, Jose Mourinho has switched the Spaniard over to the left hand side – with spectacular results.
The player who Blues fans affectionately call ‘Dave’ has become a fan favourite, and even his manager has noted that if he had 11 Azpilicueta’s in his side, Chelsea would win the Champions League!
The young Spanish international defender is one of the latest Chelsea players to be reportedly offered a new long-term deal, following on from Branislav Ivanovic.
However, this of course does pose question marks over the future of Ashley Cole, who seems certain to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this summer, with first team chances effectively out the window.
Chelsea fans. Has Cesar Azpilicueta been the ultimate unsung hero in the Blues’ ranks this season? Be honest. Did you think he’d make it with the Blues? Let us know your thoughts below.
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