Cesar Azpilicueta has rubbished suggestions he is on his way to Manchester United this summer – and insists he intends to stay at Chelsea where he feels “valued”.
The report also added that incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was willing to sell the player for a fee of around £11.8million.
However speaking to Spanish radio station, Cadena Ser, the 26-year-old was asked about whether a reunion with Mourinho at Old Trafford was on the cards.
“No. [You can] Believe me or not.” But then added that he had ‘heard something’ regarding their interest.
He was then asked about the interest from Bilbao and added:
“It’s always a compliment that you are wanted, I’ve heard highly about Valverde [Bilbao’s manager], but I’m focused on the national team and Chelsea, I’ve been there for four years, I am very happy and I feel highly valued.”
Former Osasuna defender Azpilicueta joined the Blues for a £7million fee from Marseille in 2012.
The Spain international has gone to make 121 appearances for Chelsea, becoming one of the Blues’ most reliable players and playing a key role in their Premier League title triumph and the League Cup success during the 2014/15 campaign.