Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is adamant that he has no intention of leaving Stamford Bridge.
The 25-year-old Spaniard is pleased that he decided to join the Blues from Marseille three years ago and is aiming to continue his development under manager Jose Mourinho.
Azpilicueta has established himself as Chelsea’s first-choice left-back this season and has played a key role in the Blues sealing their first title since 2010.
Chelsea secured their fourth Premier League title in 11 years by edging to a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and Azpilicueta said: “I am happy because, when I came here three years ago, I did not play a lot, there was a lot of competition … but I worked hard and won the title; that was my goal.
“Jose Mourinho asks a lot of the players. It’s a new challenge every day, you have to be ready to fight, but Mourinho made me grow.
“I have made a lot of progress with him. It’s the most important thing to learn with a man like him.”
Azpilicueta is contracted to the club until 2019, and said of his immediate future: “I do not think about anything other than staying at Chelsea. I do not think about Spain. I’m in the best team in England; I do not think to play elsewhere.”
Azpilicueta featured in 27 Premier League matches in his first season at Stamford Bridge and in 29 last term.
Chelsea play Liverpool on Sunday and Mourinho’s side are 2.10 to win the encounter against a Reds team that is 8.50 to finish in the top four.