As reported by the Evening Standard, Cesc Fabregas could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this January with two Italian clubs interested in his services.
Cesc Fabregas has found his first team opportunities limited under Antonio Conte and his Chelsea status is now at risk with a number of clubs tracking his situation, including AC Milan and Roma, according to the Standard.
Antonio Conte also refused to rule out a January move for the Spanish international.
The Chelsea manager when asked whether he could guarantee Fabregas’ Stamford Bridge future said (quoted by the Standard): “In football, in my experience, it’s very difficult to guarantee always something, so this is difficult.”
A diplomatic answer sure, but one that doesn’t exactly stop the rumour mill swirling around his future.
Chelsea are one of the most competitive clubs in Europe, so why would Fabregas leave? Well, as noted, his first team opportunities have been limited.
He’s only managed to make two Premier League starts this season and a further four off the bench. That’s not enough for a player with the talent he undoubtedly has.
Conte has turned to Fabregas in recent weeks though. He played a starring role from that start in Chelsea’s stunning win at Manchester City.
He also came off the bench at the weekend to contribute to Diego Costa’s excellent finish that gave them a later winner against West Brom.
Rumours of his Chelsea demise may be premature in a scenario that has seen him work his way back into Conte’s plans. However, this is definitely one player to watch closely in the January transfer window.