Written by Jamie
Cesc Fabregas expects to stay at Chelsea for the rest of the season, despite interest in a January move to Seria A.
The 32-year-old former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder’s current contract expires at the end of the season and he is permitted to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January 1, which would allow him to move in the summer.
Fabregas made the shock move here way back in 2014 after his time at Barcelona failed to hit the heights that many expected, and although he has been a loyal servant to the club, Maurizio Sarri is planning for the future and is lining up a number of alternatives to the Spanish star.
The likes of Milan and Juventus have been just two clubs linked with a possible swoop in January, but he has admitted that it is very likely that he will stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season,
He told the Sky Sports website: “Obviously in January I can sign (a pre-contract agreement) with whoever I want and probably this will attract many clubs. But so far, from what I can say right now, yes I will stay here until the end of the season.
“I play at Stamford Bridge, I’m happy. That’s the most important thing. But of course, every player wants to play more.”
Will Fabregas be missed when he leaves?
Fabregas is still a great passer of the ball and can still thread balls through even the tightest of defences, but he is no longer a starter for the club and it is easy to see just why he will not sign a new contract, especially since he is coming to the end of his playing days.
He has been world class for many seasons now and it will be a massive loss to see him leave, but we would prefer that than seeing him just keeping the bench warn for the next few seasons.
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