The Spanish international has seen his game time largely diminished under the new Blues’ boss Antonio Conte. Cesc continues to find it difficult to break into the Chelsea starting lineup due to his Italian boss preferring the central midfield partnership of N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic instead.
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Zinedine Zidane seems to be on the lookout for a creative central midfielder, and has thus, identified the former Barcelona star as a potential transfer target. It is being said that the French manager is especially looking for a player with the ‘Barcelona DNA’.
The Los Blancos are apparently ready to part ways with the likes of James Rodriguez and Isco – who have been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Spanish capital anyway – to make way for Fabregas.
Along with Real, Serie A giants AC Milan and Juventus are also believed to be keeping tabs on the Spaniard, as per Calciomercato.com, whose report states: “MLS is an option for him in the future, but as of now, clubs like Milan or Juve view him as the perfect player for their midfield.”
However, Antonio Conte is adamant that Fabregas remains a vital part of his Chelsea squad, after having recently stated: “Cesc is a good player for us. In the midfield I have four midfielders and it is important for me to evaluate the form of the single players. Some games you need players more physical and some games with more technical.”
But if Chelsea do agree to part ways with the 29-year-old, Arsenal too could join the race for his signature, especially after Fabregas’ recent claim that the Gunners will forever hold a special place in his heart.