Mercato Chelsea: Atlético rather than Inter for Azpilicueta
César Azpilicueta is set to leave Chelsea for Atlético Madrid, after being courted by Inter Milan.
13 years after leaving Osasuna for OM, César Azpilicueta is set to make his return to La Liga. Courted by Inter Milan this summer, Chelsea's versatile Spanish defender is finally set to sign for Atlético Madrid, according to Fabrizio Romano.
César Azpilicueta to Atlético Madrid, here we go! Agreement in place over two year contract. Azpi will sign until June 2025 🚨⚪️🔴 Atlético— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 30, 2023
Chelsea will let him leave as free agent, matter of respect for former captain.
Documents will be ready soon.
Exclusive news, confirmed. pic.twitter.com/TQoKd4RKUm
With one year remaining on his contract with the Blues, the 33-year-old defender is set to be released free of charge, committing himself to the Colchoneros until June 2025. According to The Athletic, Azpilicueta is set to sign a one-year deal with Atlético, plus a second year as an option.