Barcelona Step Up Pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta After Completing Signing of Raphinha and Dembele

Barcelona Step Up Pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta After Completing Signing of Raphinha and Dembele

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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  • Barcelona are ready to step up their chase of Chelsea right-back Cesar Azpilicueta as the defender is keen to move to Spain
  • The Catalan giants recently completed the signing of Raphinha from Leeds while they also finalized a deal for Dembele to remain with the Spanish giants
  • Barcelona is aiming to strengthen their squad after finishing 13 points behind Real Madrid last season in La Liga and failed abysmally in Europe

Barcelona are aiming to build one of the most competitive teams ahead of the 2022/23 football season and the club is set to intensify their pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea.

The Catalan giants are hoping not to repeat their failures of last season where they finished 13 points behind arch-rivals Real Madrid who were crowned champions of the league.

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Cesar Azpilicueta is eager to join Barcelona from Chelsea this summer. Photo by Quality Sport Images
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According to Football Espana, Cesar Azpilicueta is keen on joining Barcelona this summer as he wants a new adventure in his career after winning all trophies available while in Chelsea.

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The Blaugrana wants to add the 32-year-old right-back to their star-studded team that includes the latest addition of Raphinha from Leeds and Ousmane Dembele who penned a new deal with the club.

Barcelona have also signed Ivorian midfielder, Frank Kessie from AC Milan and Andreas Christensen joined the Catalan giants on free transfer from Chelsea this summer.

Barcelona reaches complete personal terms agreement with Jules Kounde

Meanwhile, Barcelona have made a huge stride in their pursuit of yet another top target in the form of French defender, Jules Kounde.

The Catalan giants have reached an agreement with the 23-year-old Sevilla center-back ahead of a move to the Camp Nou next season Barca Universal reports.

Kounde has been one of Xavi’s top targets this summer as the Barcelona manager considers the French defender has a long-term replacement for Gerard Pique who has been struggling with injuries in recent seasons.

Azpilicueta in heated confrontation with supporter after Arsenal defeat

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta engaged in a heated conversation with a supporter at the back of a 4-2 defeat to Arsenal in the London derby.

It was one of those nights for the outgoing European Champions, who did not get going at all as Arsenal comprehensively overcame them at Stamford Bridge.

Mikel Arteta’s side ended a run of three straight defeats in the Premier League to close the gap to Chelsea to five points.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..