Chelsea Transfer news: Blues want to sign English striker in January, update on Hazard future, and more - 28th December 2018
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The transfer window is already round the corner and transfer agents scurrying around to broker deals will be a common sight to watch.
Coming to Chelsea, the Blues have been linked with some high-profile names regarding moves in the next month. Maurizio Sarri is in search of a new striker to add firepower upfront to mount a serious title challenge in January. Also, he has a mammoth task at hands in convincing Eden Hazard to spurn the advances of Real Madrid and stay put at Chelsea
It will be interesting to watch if the Italian gaffer succeeds in landing his targets. On that note, let's have a look at the latest stories concerning Chelsea today.
#3 Cesc Fabregas set to leave in January
According to Spanish outlet Marca, Cesc Fabregas is all set to wave sayonara to the club as the transfer window opens. The Spaniard has been relegated to a bit-part role under Maurizio Sarri, who has preferred to play a midfield three of Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic.
According to reports, Fabregas is set to stay in Europe even after he leaves the Blues, with Monaco being cited as his possible destination.
Monaco manager Thierry Henry has shown interest in signing the 31-year-old but only time will tell if Fabregas agrees to move to the French outfit, considering their struggles for form.
The midfielder's current contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season and the Blues might as well be open to offloading him in January, hoping to make some money rather than letting him go for free.