Chelsea step up their attempt to sign defender – report

first_imgChelsea have stepped up their attempt to sign Marseille’s Cesar Azpilicueta after having an £8m bid for the defender rejected, according to The Sun.Marseille president Vincent Labrune is quoted as saying: “Chelsea have made a serious approach for Cesar.”Meanwhile, reports in Italy suggest Inter Milan right-back Maicon has snubbed a move to Paris St-Germain in the hope of joining Chelsea or Real Madrid.Related West London Sport story: Chelsea boss in no rush to sign right-backThe Daily Mirror say Fulham have renewed their interest in signing David Bentley from Tottenham – and that Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin is a target for Galatasaray.QPR are also said to want Bentley, while Gunners playmaker Arshavin has been touted for a possible loan move to Loftus Road.Fulham boss Martin Jol is apparently keen on Bentley, 27, who is looking to rebuild his career following a long spell out with a knee problem.And Galatasaray are reported to have tabled a £4m bid for Arshavin. The Russian is believed to be keen to stay in London.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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