Blues to sign Azpilicueta in next 48 hours

Cesar Azpilicueta
Azpilicueta caught the eye in last season's Champions League. Photo: PA

Chelsea are set to land Marseille full-back Cesar Azpilicueta within the next 48 hours, according to La Provence.

The Blues have been in the market for a right-back after allowing Jose Bosingwa to leave the club earlier this summer, with Azpilicueta their number one target.

And reports in France now suggest that a deal is imminent, with the 22-year-old Spaniard's representatives currently in London to tie up a deal worth an estimated €8million-10million.

Azpilicueta has made 62 appearances for l'OM since a €7million transfer from hometown club Osasuna in 2010, and though he has yet to make a breakthrough into the Spanish national side he is considered one of the best young players in his position in Europe.