In Barcelona’s difficult economic times, the Spanish club continues to look for possible free transfers to strengthen their squad, with Chelsea’s Captain Cesar Azpilicueta emerging as a target.
The Spanish international, who captained Chelsea to the UEFA Champions League last season, has yet to sign a new contract with the Blues as his contract expires in the summer.
According to ESPN, Barca are now seriously considering awarding a contract to an experienced defender since January, when he is free to speak to other clubs.
The report says new coach Xavi Hernandez is joining Azpilicueta due to flexibility, as he has shown he can play right-back or center-back.
Last summer, Barcelona signed three players on a free transfer agent: Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay, and Eric Garcia.
With their economic situation far from stable, the same philosophy is expected in the summer window.