In Focus: Chelsea midfielder eyed by AC Milan; he could leave for regular football

According to reports on Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport, AC Milan are ready to go all out to sign Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas this summer.

What’s the word, then?

Well, Milan have endured another disappointing Serie A season and currently sit in sixth position with just five fixtures of the campaign remaining.

The Italian giants are said to be considering making huge changes to their squad this summer in order to make a significant improvement next term and one player they are understood to be targeting is Blues star Fabregas.

How has Fabregas done this season?

Even though he has made 31 appearances in all competitions he has only completed the full 90 minutes on six occasions in the Premier League this term and he could look to leave Stamford Bridge this summer in order to get more regular first team football.

A central midfield partnership of N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic has often been the preferred one for Antonio Conte while Pedro and Eden Hazard have regularly been selected in the forward positions.

Would Chelsea be willing to sell him?

It’s difficult to say.

Considering he is approaching his 30th birthday and is struggling to get regular first team starts, the Blues could choose to cash in on the Spaniard this summer in order to give the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah more opportunities next term.

However, they would still demand a sizeable fee for the former Arsenal man who continues to be a creative force having provided eight assists in 24 top flight outings this season.

What’s the verdict, then?

Well, while Antonio Conte may be keen to keep Fabregas for at least one more season, if the player wants more playing time and AC Milan make a huge effort to sign him it could be a move that does go through.

 


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