Stamford Bridge side enter race for Nou Camp midfielder.
Chelsea are reportedly planning a surprise move for exit bound Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas according to the Marca.
As spotted on the always excellent Sport Witness the Spanish source claims that Jose Mourinho is ready to mount a €40m (£32m) bid for the 27 year old and would hand the former Arsenal man a €5m (£4m) a year deal which would only equate to a modest £80k a week deal.
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Fabregas looks set to leave the Nou Camp after becoming a scapegoat for last season’s failures, this despite the fact that the midfielder scored a healthy total of 13 goals in all competitions and finished the campaign as the club’s leading assist maker.
With Frank Lampard leaving Stamford Bridge Mourinho may feel that Fabregas is the style of goal-scoring midfielder who can take his place in the Blues squad.
Mourinho will perhaps be all the more keen on landing Fabregas knowing that the World Cup winner has a proven Premier League pedigree having made over 300 appearances for the Gunners before moving back to Barcelona in the summer of 2011.
Having raked in £40m from the sale of David Luiz to PSG Mourinho will have more than enough in the way of funds to make a competitive offer for Fabregas, who is bound to be a target for several of Europe’s ‘Elite’
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