Barcelona force Azpilicueta to demand Chelsea transfer

Chelsea triggered a 12-month option in Azpilicueta.

Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta has been linked to Barcelona for the last few months and now he faces having to demand a transfer to get a move to Barcelona.

The 32-year-old defender has one year left on his contract and had counted on receiving a free transfer to smooth a move to Camp Nou.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are growing frustrated with the lack of progress over the move.

The Sun reports Azpilicueta is reluctant to ask to go because of his love and loyalty to Chelsea after ten years there.

The Blues have the right to hold him to a 12-month extension clause in his contract and could force him to stay. Chelsea triggered a 12-month option in the 32-year-old defender.

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