The Blues are set to complete a deal for the Spanish midfielder…
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Chelsea have already agreed personal terms with Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, reckons Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo.
The report claims though that the club has yet to agree a fee with Barcelona, with the Catalan giants waiting for a bid of £29.9m to arrive for their world-class 27-year-old.
Fabregas and the rest of the Barcelona side ended last season trophyless, and the player himself was actually booed by his home support during one match against Athletic Bilbao in the second half of the season.
This led to various Premier League giants becoming interested in his summer signing, although it now looks as though Jose Mourinho’s outfit are the frontrunners for his signature.
The Blues are letting legendary midfielder Frank Lampard leave the club this summer, and the maverick Portuguese boss has earmarked Fabregas as his potential replacement.
Mundo Deportivo claim that Fabregas would have preferred a return to Arsenal, where he played so brilliantly between 2003 and 2011, but reckon that Arsene Wenger thinks the money would be better spent elsewhere with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla already on the club’s books.
Fabregas will hope his future is resolved before this summer’s World Cup with Spain.
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