Cesc Fabregas can leave chelsea says Antonio Conte

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Chelsea are preparing to allow their midfielder Cesc Fabregas to go out on loan as he is not delivering a quality performance for the team.

Fabregas has suffered from a thigh injury over the past month, but he had already dropped out of Conte’s first-team plans before he picked up the knock. The Spaniard has been given just one start this season in the Premier League, which came in the 3-0 defeat at former club Arsenal.

Cesc Fabregas can leave chelsea says Antonio Conte


Chelsea’s switch to a 3-4-3 formation that favours defensive midfielders and wing-backs is set to spell the end for Fabregas, although the 29-year-old will only leave the club on loan in January and not on a permanent basis unless a sizeable offer is received.

As part of their plans to move Fabregas on, Chelsea are willing to subsidise part of his wages to encourage other clubs to make an offer in January, with his £160,000-a-week wages putting off potential suitors in the transfer market. Fabregas is the third highest earner at Stamford Bridge behind Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.

Fabregas came close to joining AC Milan on loan on deadline day two months ago, only for the move to break down due to a disagreement over his wages.