Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and will be joining another Premier League club in London, according to reports.
The Spaniard has failed to break into the first team under Italian manager Antonio Conte as he is restricted to just 10 league starts despite his impressive performances from bench on consistent basis. The 29-year old has made 33 appearances for Blues across all competitions and has played hand in 18 goals making him one of the underrated players in the team.
Conte has preferred both Nemenja Matic and N’Golo Kante head of him and the situation looks to remain the same in the upcoming season as well despite Blues set to play in Champions League. Fabreagas, who has managed to reach 100 assists in Premier League earlier this season, has drawn interest from a number of clubs across Europe and Italian giants AC Milan are determined to make a move for the Spaniard.
However, according to Evening Standard, Fabregas is not interested in a move to Italy and is looking to move to another Premier League club in London if he were to leave Chelsea in the summer.
Tottenham are not interested in signing the midfielder while a move back to Emirates looks highly unlikely as Arsene Wenger has plenty of options in central midfield. West Ham United and Crystal Palace are the other options that are available for Fabregas in summer but it remains to be seen whether the clubs can pay his massive wages.
Fabregas exit can make way for Chelsea to bring in more young and exciting midfielders to their roster for next season as AS Monaco’s Timeoue Bakayoko is highly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. The Blues are also looking to sign PSG midfielder Marco Verratti as the Italian is highly frustrated with his role at Paris.
But Chelsea’ academy prodigy Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s future looks uncertain as he has been good in the limited chances that were provided by Antonio Conte and a move to another midfielder would surely prompt the young English midfielder to move away from Stamford Bridge.