Azpilicueta rejects discussions over future, gives reasons

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta says it is not the right time to discuss his future with the club in the middle of a complicated takeover.

The 32-year-old defender is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer, and is widely expected to join Barcelona on a free transfer.

Speaking to reporters while on international duty with Spain, Azpilicueta said: “This is not the place or the time. What we have learned with the pandemic is to live day to day and in the moment.”

However, the Blues skipper did admit that the current issues at London club were having an effect on the squad.

“We are living in moments of uncertainty at Chelsea, that is the reality.

“The uncertainty isn’t great, but what we players have to do is work. We are entering a decisive phase of the season and the situation is out of our hands.”