Fabregas has proven he still has plenty to offer at Chelsea

Chelsea are planning to offer midfielder Cesc Fabregas a new one-year extension to the five-year deal he penned in 2014, according to The Mirror.

What’s the word?

As reported by the Daily Star, The Mirror claims that manager Antonio Conte still sees Fabregas as part of his plans, despite giving him a bit-part role this season.

The midfielder has only started 10 Premier League matches due to Nemanja Matic standing in his way.

However, it is believed that Chelsea will hand Fabregas a 12-month extension to his deal, which currently pockets him £150,000 a week.

The 29-year-old joined the Blues from Barcelona three years ago, and since then has won the Premier League title and League Cup.

Does Fabregas deserve a new deal?

The Spaniard has proven in recent weeks that he can still make an impact for the West London outfit.

The stats don’t lie, and even though Fabregas has started just 15 games in all competitions, he has still contributed with six goals and nine assists.

At the weekend, the midfielder played just eight minutes of the Blues’ 3-0 win over Everton, but he bagged an assist in that short space of time.

Fabregas also earned an assist in the previous game when the Blues snatched a 4-2 victory over Southampton.

It will be down to Fabregas to decide whether he wants to tie himself down to the club until 2020.

No professional footballer can be happy with limited action on the pitch, particularly one of Fabregas’ standard, so it may be more appealing for him to move on.

The Mirror reported last month that AC Milan remain interested in the midfielder, who may well assess his options when the season comes to a close.