Transfer Update: Uncertain Spaniard might leave Chelsea in winter amid interest from Serie A heavyweights

Cesc Fabregas is unlikely to stay at Chelsea beyond this year amid interest from AC Milan.


The managerial conundrum at Chelsea has been sorted effectively since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri who is enjoying a perfect start to his maiden Premier League experience and guided the Blues to clinch victory in all four of their league outings prior to the international break. The business, late in the window, has worked out well but resulted in an uncertainty over playing time of Cesc Fabregas, the veteran Spaniard, who is now weighing up options and might conclude a summer move to AC Milan, claims  Corriere dello Sport.

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Fabregas, now 31, is yet to feature under Sarri having missed out the initial fixtures through injury. But the arrival of Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho seem to have sent the midfield veteran further down the pecking order. The former Napoli gaffer is preferring a 4-3-3 set-up and N’Golo Kante alongside the mentioned duo have offered stability in the middle of the park. The Blues have already offloaded flop Tiemoue Bakayoko to A.C. Milan ( on an initial loan deal) and the former Arsenal and Barcelona star might now reunite with the Frenchman at San Siro. Danny Drinkwater, Ross Barkley and Ethan Ampadu are there as backups of the midfield trio but a player of Fabregas’ stature in understandably unlikely to continue as an understudy.

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Fabregas signed a five-year contract with Chelsea back in 2014 and played his part in their Premier League triumphs in 2015 and 2017. But he seems to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge on Sarri’s arrival and the club, too, will prefer to offload him this winter to recoup some money over letting him leave for free next summer when his contract will expire. Milan are rebuilding themselves to attain the long-lost glory and someone of Fabregas’ expertise will be influential to orchestrate the game from the centre of the pitch.

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The Serie A giants are reportedly after him for a while but the odds will be higher in January if the player fails to break into Chelsea’s first-team squad in next few months. He, too, will prefer a fresh start elsewhere and a transfer to AC Milan hence suits all parties involved.