As reported and confirmed by us at the weekend, Cesar Azpilicueta will become a Chelsea player by the end of this week, making him available for the weekends match against Newcastle.

On Wednesday it would seem that the Spanish international is the closest he has been to becoming an official Chelsea player, as the fee and terms have finally been agreed. It was confirmed that terms were already agreed, but there was a hitch on the fee and the player himself was sorting out some personal issues at home.

It has been confirmed that Azpilicueta will not be a part of the Marseille squad that play on Thursday due to the agreement being reached. 

The 22-year-old right back will sign a 5-year contract with the blues and the fee will be around £7.5 million.

It's been one of the transfer saga's of the summer and has hit its fair amount of problems, but with Marseille struggling financially, the deal was always going to go through. 

Azpilicueta had confirmed at the start of this week that it would be best for all three parties that he would join Chelsea. 

Blues owner Roman Abramovich was keen to push the deal through before the weekends game, he is not fully confident with their right back options at current with Branislav Ivanoivic preferring to play central. 

Chelsea started their campaign successfully with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic, with new Belgium star Eden Hazard shining throughout.

A couple more new faces will be expected at The Bridge before the transfer window closes on the 31st August.

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