Real Madrid in hot pursuit of controversial Chelsea star

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Though he has been a solid midfielder for Chelsea since the team signed him in 2014, Cesc Fabregas has been a very different player from the dominating scoring threat who run roughshod at Arsenal and Barcelona for nearly a decade prior to his move to Stamford Bridge. Nonetheless, Fabregas’s recent stretch of solid games for Chelsea has opened up the door for his potential return to Spain this summer – and not just for Euro 2016.

According to the Metro, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has placed Fabregas on his summer transfer wishlist – assuming he still has the job at the end of the season of course. Other targets on the list include teammate Eden Hazard and Man United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Fabregas has played in all but a handful of Premier League matches for the Blues and is one of the most accurate passers on the team lately. Since Guus Hiddink took over for Jose Mourinho in late-December, Fabregas has two goals and three assists and made over 120 successful passes in Chelsea’s win over Southampton.

The 28-year-old Spaniard scored 28 goals in 96 La Liga appearances with Barcelona from 2011 to 2014. He won the prestigious Golden Boy Award in 2006 with Arsenal following a runner-up finish in the Champions League.

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