Barcelona suffer setback in bid to sign veteran defender

FC Barcelona is believed to be in hot pursuit of Chelsea FC captain Cesar Azpilicueta, whose contract with the Premier League side expires this summer. However, the Catalans may soon be disappointed if Thomas Tuchel is right. The Chelsea manager is convinced that the player’s contract will automatically be extended for another year.

As it turns out, Azpilicueta’s current contract includes a clause that binds him to an automatic one-year extension if he makes a certain number of appearances. According to Marca, this number has already been fulfilled.