Azpilicueta is hoping to be named Chelsea’s club captain this week, according to the Telegraph.
Sarri is expected to choose the Spaniard ahead of Eden Hazard.
Gary Cahill’s absence from the first team means Azpilicueta’s has been wearing the armband this season but Sarri said he was against naming a club captain until taking a longer look at his squad.
Sarri admitted last week that he wanted to speak to the club before making an announcement.
“I want to speak with my club face to face before I tell you my decision. I think it’s right the club knows my decision before the journalists,” Sarri told press conference.
“It has been impossible in the last two or three weeks, but I think it will be possible next week.”
The Telegraph reports that Azpilicueta has told the manager he should be named club captain.
The Spaniard is hoping for the announcement to be made this week.
The defender is more eager than Hazard to get the armband but will respect Sarri’s decision either way.