The Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta agreed to a contract extension with Chelsea that will see him remaining at Stamford Bridge at least until 2020. Since joining the Premier League club in 2012, Azpilicueta has established himself as the first-choice right-back for Chelsea and now Jose Mourinho secured one of his most important players for the years to come.
Azpilicueta has not only made his presence being felt for his club but also for his country Spain as he was selected to play in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup as well as being featured in the 2014 World Cup.
Not only has Chelsea seen a number of new arrivals, contract extensions and changes being made in the squad but their kit is also going to experience a switch in sponsors as their current deal with their sponsors Samsung will reach its end when the current season concludes and it is expected that Turkish Airlines is going to be the one that replaces Samsung.
The current sponsorship deal involving Chelsea and Samsung initiated in 2005 and their contract lasts for 10 years which also includes an extension that was made in 2013.
All signs are pointing towards Turkish Airlines being the next major sponsorship for Chelsea. Turkish Airlines currently has sponsorship deals with Barcelona, Manchester United and the Turkish national team.
The cash injection that Chelsea receives is expected to be in the same region as the deal that the Premier League club currently has with Samsung although nothing official has been said as the deal is expected to be made and agreed between both parties next year.
Turkish Airlines has been making a number of recent deals involving stars in the world of sports as they completed launching a commercial deal with Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant.