The Spain international’s previous contracts were due to expire this summer, but a performance clause has been activated to ensure his contract is extended for a further 12 months.
However, Azpilicueta became a transfer target Barcelona And there have been direct negotiations between the two parties.
But no deal has been agreed and the 32-year-old has now put pen to paper at Chelsea, easing their recruitment drive in that area.
Sources at the club praise Azpilicueta’s leadership, particularly during a period when Chelsea were struggling with penalties and the subsequent change of ownership.
Despite speculation about where he will play next season, they highlight his commitment and professionalism.
New Chelsea owner Todd Bohly is believed to be determined to keep hold of Azpilicueta after taking over from Roman Abramovich.
He captained Chelsea. Champions League In the year They played a major role in securing the 2021 Cup and their first FIFA Club World Cup in February.
Azpilicueta has made 476 appearances since joining from Marseille in 2012 and won every trophy possible in the club competition during his decade in west London.
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