Chelsea defender brushes off Barcelona link

Date published: Saturday 1st April 2017 12:55

Cesar Azpilicueta: Chelsea's Mr Consistent

Cesar Azpilicueta admits it is “flattering” to be linked with Barcelona, but the defender is not thinking about leaving Chelsea.

The Spaniard has become one of Chelsea’s most important players since joining from Marseille, with the 27-year-old impressing on the right of the Blues’ back three.

Antonio Conte this week labelled Azpilicueta as “one of the best in the world in this role” and his performances have reportedly attracted the attention of Barca.

But Azpilicueta insists he is not considering leaving Stamford Bridge.

“The truth is right now I am only thinking about Chelsea and I feel loved here,” Azpilicueta told The Guardian.

“I’ve been here five years now and I extended my contract not long ago.

“Of course it’s flattering to be linked to Barcelona: it means you’re playing well. I wasn’t hearing those sort of stories last season. That’s a consequence of us being top of the Premier League, things are going well.

“My objective since I arrived was to grow as a player and a person. I’ve adapted to the city, to the country. I feel settled, I’m comfortable with the language, my family is very happy.

“Right now my only objective is to continue with Chelsea.”

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