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Spanish defender not distracted by Chelsea rumours

Azpilicueta continues to impress. (©GettyImages)
Azpilicueta continues to impress. (©GettyImages).

Cesar Azpilicueta insists he is fully focused on performing for Marseille, despite reported interest in his signature from Chelsea.

The Spanish full-back continues to impress at the Stade Velodrome, and has become an integral part of Didier Deschamps' side since joining the club from Osasuna in 2010.

Chelsea are one of a number of clubs said to be pursuing the 22-year-old, as Andre Villas-Boas looks to further reinforce his defence before the close of the transfer window.

The Chelsea boss has already secured the signing of Gary Cahill from Bolton, with the England centre-back putting pen to paper on a five-year deal on Monday.

Azpilicueta is now reported to be in the sights of the of Villas-Boas, although the youngster is not about to get distracted by talk of a move to Stamford Bridge.

"Chelsea need to talk about this with Marseille," Azpilicueta said.

"At the moment I have a contract until 2014 and I am 100 per cent focused on my club."

Azpilicueta has made 39 appearances for Marseille since his €7 million move, although he progress was halted some what by an anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained shortly after joining the club.

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