Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Marc Cucurella ANNOUNCED, Fofana LATEST, Aubameyang, Frenkie de Jong offered

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Cesar Azpilicueta performed a shock transfer U-turn by snubbing Barcelona and signing a new two-year deal.

The Spaniard was entering the final year on his current deal which was only extended at the end of last season.

And Azpilicueta has spent the transfer window linked with a move back to Spain with Barcelona.

And although it was previously claimed the defender favoured a move away he has committed his future to Chelsea.

But Barcelona have reportedly shut down talk of Chelsea target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving this summer.

The former Arsenal captain, 33, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge just eight months after arriving at the Nou Camp.

It comes as Thomas Tuchel searches for a replacement for Romelu Lukaku – who returned to Inter Milan on loan after a difficult 12 months with the Blues.

However, Xavi now appears to have poured cold water on an Aubameyang-Chelsea link-up.

Elsewhere, Inter Milan could be set to lose the best talent coming through their academy as Arsenal and Chelsea are locked in a battle for 19-year-old starlet Cesare Casadei.

The Blues thought they had stolen a march on their London rivals by bidding £7million for the Casadei, but that offer was swiftly rejected.

Now, the Gunners are believed to be considering hijacking the deal that’s closer to Inter’s valuation of the midfielder.

The Nerazzurri are said to be hoping for as much as £17m for the Italian – despite him having never played in the first team yet.

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