Cesc Fabregas is still at Chelsea and still fighting for his place according to reports, but that hasn’t stopped the press finding replacements for him before he’s out of the door.
The Daily Mail have Antonio Conte looking at targets from his former stomping ground in the Mediterranean to replace the Spanish midfielder.
First up is Javier Pastore, who had a fabulous career at Palermo in Italy before moving to PSG. The attacking midfielder is out of favour in Paris and would thus be a relatively easy target for Chelsea – if they are willing to meet PSGs asking price.
A potentially more difficult target also mentioned in the Mail is Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. The talented Croatian provides a little more of the box to box muscle that Conte will be keen on, plus plenty of attacking flair to replace the quality Fabregas brings to the team.
Inter are struggling this season and Brozovic may want out of a chaotic situation. Whether Inter will want to sell is a different story.