Cesc Fabregas will reject a summer transfer to AC Milan this summer because the Serie A does not interest him, according to the London Evening Standard.
The former Gunner’s future at Chelsea looks bleak despite impressing when he has played for the West London club this season.
The Spaniard has started just 10 Premier League games under Antonio Conte this season and is likely to drop further down the pecking order after recent reports claim Chelsea are closing in on a £40million deal for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayako.
AC Milan are keen to land the 29-year-old, making him their main summer target. The Serie A club will have sufficient funds to spend this summer after Chinese consortium, Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, took over the club last month, and are thought to be ready to pay as much as £30million for Fabregas.
However, it is believed that Fabregas, who still has two-years left to run on his existing Stamford Bridge deal, has no desire to make the switch to Italy. Although he would like to see out his contract at Chelsea, the Spaniard is determined to stay in London:
“I really identify with England. With the lifestyle, education, everything. My daughter was born here, my wife is from here. I’m in love with London, I really like the city, how everyone behaves.”
So, with Fabregas looking likely to depart Chelsea this summer and wanting to stay in London, should Arsenal attempt to bring him back home?
Stick with me on this one. Fabregas wants to stay in London, while Mesut Ozil’s future remains unclear. If the German decided to leave the Emirates this summer, would it not open the door for a potential return for Fabregas?
Arsenal had first refusal for Fabregas back in 2014 when Barcelona were looking to move him on, but Arsene Wenger decided not to bring him back to the Emirates. Eventually, Chelsea signed him for £30million and he won the Premier League and League Cup in his first year at the club. However, since Conte’s arrival, Fabregas has become a fringe player, but still one with quality, in my opinion.
Fabregas is paid around £170,000-a-week, a fee that Arsenal could easily afford, and with fans not happy with Ozil, and the German’s future still undecided, would it not make sense for the Gunners to try and bring him back to the Emirates?
Cheslea would be reluctant to sell to a London rival, but Fabregas wants to stay in the capital. A move to Spurs would be out of the question for the Spaniard, so the only possible destination would be Arsenal. If the money is right, Chelsea would sell to Arsenal. Arsenal sold to Chelsea in the past, and nowadays, money talks. Nothing else matters.
Whoever Arsenal’s manager is next season should definitely consider a move for Fabregas as he knows what playing for the Gunners mean and is still a top player who would easily fit into the system at the Emirates.