Athletic Bilbao are chasing Chelsea fullback Cesar Azpilicueta.

El Correo says Bilbao sent two officials to London this week for talks with Chelsea over Azpilicueta's situation.

Bilbao would like to sign the Spain international in January, but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is reluctant to part with the defender in midseason.

Mourinho has been preferring Azpilicueta ahead of Ashley Cole in recent games.

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