As we confirmed yesterday on CFCnet, many sources have today admitted that Cesar Azpilicueta will join Chelsea officially this week from Marseille, the deal is said to be in the region of €8 and €10 million. Some sources are even suggesting the deal will be completed within 48 hours. I say realistically it will be done by the weekend’s game.

The transfer had hit a few hitches with the negotiated fee, but it has now emerged that Marseille are in need of the money and will push the deal through.

The player himself has also confirmed today that it will be best for every party that he completes his move to Chelsea as soon as possible. The signing is now inevitable, Chelsea look to have secured the strengthening up of the right back position that we need.

Simon Phillips – News Editor

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