Reports: Chelsea offer Cesc Fabregas to Real Madrid for permanent transfer
The 29-year-old joined the London club only two years ago and is now being offered away.
Reports have emerged this morning that Chelsea have offered Spaniard Cesc Fabregas to Spanish giants Real Madrid. The 29-year-old joined Chelsea two years ago under Jose Mourinho but it looks like he isn't in Antonio Conte's plans for the future in West London.
Chelsea are undergoing a lot of changes under their new manager, Conte, after the Italian agreed to become their manager for the next three years. Conte has already contacted the likes of Radja Naingollan to add more steel in the Chelsea midfield. Fabregas is a more attacking midfielder and Conte is reportedly a fan of Oscar which means the Spaniard has no starting spot available anymore.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, are interested in signing an established midfielder to boost their ranks after the Mateo Kovacic experiment failed tremendously. Zinedine Zidane is trying to bring in a midfielder and another centre-back to challenge for the La Liga and defend the UEFA Champions League in the upcoming season.
Fabregas was an instant success at Chelsea when Jose Mourinho signed him finishing the season with eighteen assists to his name. Chelsea won the title that season and Fabregas' contribution was one of the biggest reasons why. His midfield partnership with Nemanja Matic was spectacular at times and they dominated the English Premier League.
After being asked to leave Barcelona, Fabregas had a contract in his contract that took him from Arsenal to the Catalan club that gave the North London club the first right to refusal. Arsenal rejected Fabregas' approach as they'd already bought in a certain Mesut Ozil for that role. Fabregas subsequently chose Chelsea and won the title in his first year wearing blue.
Chelsea are also said to be in the market for a striker having approached the likes of Alvaro Morata and Mauro Icardi. While they already have Diego Costa and Loic Remy, both are expected to leave the club this summer. Real Madrid, meanwhile, also want Alvaro Morata back but could sell him on for a bigger amount in the same window.