Cesc Fabregas set to leave Chelsea for AC Milan or Atletico Madrid
Cesc Fabregas is ready to leave Chelsea in the summer with a host of clubs are ready to grab the opportunity to sign him.
Fabregas joined Chelsea in 2014 from Barcelona and won the Premier League in his very first campaign with Chelsea. He was a constant figure under former Blues boss Jose Mourinho. But things took an awkward turn under current manager Antonio Conte.
The Spanish midfielder has been in and out of the team under the new manager. He also notched up some quality goals and assists in the limited number of matches he got the chance but still he has fallen down the pecking order with Matic and Kante are preferred over him. Lack of matches has also cost him a place in the Spanish National squad recently.
According to Spanish publications Don Balon and Mundo Deportivo, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is planning to raid Chelsea for Fabregas. He wants more competition in his midfield and identified Fabregas as the perfect fit there. But the Rojiblancos are currently serving a transfer ban. Although they are confident that the ban would be uplifted before the summer transfer window officially opens and they would be able to land Fabregas at the Vicente Calderon.
Elsewhere, Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Serie A giant AC Milan have already made huge progress to bring Fabregas at the San Siro. The Rossoneri have plenty of cash to spend after recent £622m Chinese takeover.
They have identified Fabregas as one of their primary targets. Reports also suggest that a verbal agreement regarding contract has already been reached between Fabregas and AC Milan.
Fabregas will be out of contract at the Stamford Bridge in 2019. Turkish giants Galatasaray and Besiktas are also tracking the 29-year-old midfielder but Fabregas prefers Atletico Madrid or AC Milan move.