Chelsea FC midfielder Cesc Fabregas has emerged as a top target for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, according to Eurosport.
Don Balon, a Spanish outlet, has claimed that Diego Simeone is keen to offer the Spanish midfielder a contract in order to bring him to Atleti.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been preferring the duo of Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante in the Chelsea starting line XI, as Fabregas has to sit on the bench for the majority of the season.
The former Barcelona man has been demoted from an important part of the starting line up to a regular substitute under the Italian boss. In order to play regular football, the 29 year old may move back to his native country of Spain which could turn out to be a sensational return.
As for Simeone, the Atleti boss wants Fabregas to increase the competition in his midfield. If Fabregas does arrive at Atletico Madrid, then players such as Koke, Saul Niguez, and Gabi would have to fight for their place in the starting XI at the club.
Due to the lack of game time at Stamford Bridge, Fabregas has lost his place at the Spanish national team. His contract with the Blues ends in 2019 and Atleti would be hoping that Chelsea let the former Gunners captain leave. A move away from Chelsea could be necessary for Fabregas, if he is to ever make it back into the Spanish squad.
However, reports in Italy have suggested that Fabregas is also in talks with AC Milan.
In his total 28 appearances this season, Fabregas has scored four goals and has seven assists to his name but Conte still wouldn’t let him be a regular in the first time.
Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed that AC Milan are interested in bringing in the player during the summer. It is being reported that the current sixth place side on the Serie A table will have the deal confirmed in the coming few months.
Chelsea, who are currently top of the Premier League table travel to Manchester United this Sunday and Fabregas will be hoping to get a start against his former boss Jose Mourinho.