Chelsea will reportedly look to offload midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the January transfer window, as he continues to struggle for playing time.
As Antonio Conte’s side prepare to face Swansea City on Sunday, Fabregas has played just 12 minutes of Premier League football so far this season having fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
With N’Golo Kante, Nemanja Matic and Oscar ahead of him, he has been unable to break into the starting line-up, and in turn that has raised doubts over his future at the club.
According to The Telegraph, despite the fact that he’s willing to fight for his future at Chelsea, Conte is willing to listen to offers for the Spanish international but will only allow Fabregas to leave to join a club abroad.
Both AC Milan and Juventus are said to be keen on signing him, and both will undoubtedly continue to monitor the situation in west London with a view of being ready to make their move in the New Year.
Fabregas joined Chelsea in a move worth £27m in 2014, as noted by The Mirror, returning to the Premier League after his spell with Barcelona.
After playing a pivotal role in the club’s title success under Jose Mourinho in his first year, it all went horribly wrong for them the following season and it resulted in a 10th-place finish and the Portuguese tactician getting sacked.
With Conte arriving earlier this summer, the Italian coach has changed things up in his midfield as he has prioritised energy and and work-rate which has led to the reshuffle in personnel to suit his demands, and that has seemingly left Fabregas fighting to stay with the club.