Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas is on the lookout for a move to Real Madrid according to reports in the Spanish press.
Sport.es (via Goal.com) claim that representatives of the 29-year-old have made contact with the La Liga giants and given the former Arsenal and Barcelona star was left out of Antonio Conte’s starting eleven it appears entirely likely the Blues could consider offers for the talented midfielder.
Conte opted to line-up Nemanja Matic, Oscar and N’Golo Kante in his side to face West Ham on Monday night, with Chelsea running out narrow 2-1 winners, and the Italian may feel he can afford to cash-in on Fabregas.
The Spanish international impressed in his first season at the West London club, finishing the season as the Premier League’s leading assist-maker, helping Chelsea to a domestic title.
Last term Fabregas faded in a big way and cut a forlorn figure during Spain’s Euro 2016 campaign and the departure of Jose Mourinho may leave the midfielder consider his options.
Fabregas started his career at Barcelona before moving to Arsenal in 2003, going on to make 303 appearances for the Gunners, before moving back to the Nou Camp in £32m switch in 2011.
During his second spell at the Catalan Fabregas won La Liga & Copa del Rey titles over the course of three seasons before moving to Chelsea.
A move to Real Madrid would prove very contentious and would surely lead to a fair level of abuse from both his former employers and followers of the Bernabeu outfit.