It looks like Fabregas is closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge…
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It’s looking more and more likely that Chelsea will win the race to sign Cesc Fabregas, despite the interest of Liverpool, Arsenal, and both Manchester clubs.
Jose Mourinho’s Stamford Bridge outfit have agreed a fee for the 27-year-old Spaniard – meaning a transfer could be completed before the World Cup, Spanish football journalist Graham Hunter told talkSPORT.
When Hunter was asked where Fabregas would end up this summer, his reply was emphatic:
“Chelsea,” he said.
Behind the scenes, Hunter reckons a price between the two clubs has already been agreed – but is concerned that the world-class Spanish midfielder may struggle to work under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
“There were times when Mourinho was with [Real] Madrid that Fabregas was – although articulate – very critical of Mourinho’s behaviour. That can change, huge wages can make you work for different people.”
Although Chelsea are the favourites for Fabregas’s signature, Hunter reckons that Bayern Munich could mount a late challenge for his signature if they can sell club legend Bastian Schweinsteiger.
“But Pep Guardiola does want to move Schweinsteiger on. He feels Schweinsteiger doesn’t move the ball quickly enough for the brand of football he’s trying to implicate [at Bayern].
“If Schweinsteiger gets sold then maybe there will be a bid for Fabregas but if you ask me where he will end up, I think he will end up at Chelsea.”
Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla urged his Spanish international teammate to re-join the Emirates, but it seems as though Fabregas’s likely destination is Stanford Bridge and not his old club.
The Blues are allowing Frank Lampard to leave the club this summer on a free transfer, meaning they desperately need to replace the legendary midfield dynamo.
Fabregas is technically superb, and has the creativity and vision to float drive through the middle as well as floating around the final third, before slipping through teammates through on goal with intricate through-balls.
He would add much needed guile to Mourinho’s midfield, with current stars Nemanja Matic and Ramires more appreciated for their battling qualities.
Yesterday rumours circulated that Fabregas had already agreed personal terms with the Blues – meaning it looks increasingly likely that the Spaniard will complete a deal to Chelsea.