Chelsea to offer a new deal to the midfielder amid Manchester United rumors


Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas is over 30 now and has only a dozen and a half months left with his contract at the Stamford Bridge. Even though his contract is running out, Chelsea are optimistic to hand in a new deal to the World Cup winning Spaniard. It was rumored that Jose Mourinho is keeping the former Arsenal and Barcelona star as an alternative to Mesut Ozil, who is also a target at the Old Trafford.

Mourinho warned off by Chelsea

According to Mark Hughes of The Times, via Bleacher Report Chelsea have reportedly warned off United over any possible Fabregas interest. Fabregas though may have struggled for playing last season with Kante and Matic holding the midfield, but has surely made an impact this time.

“Fabregas would like to sign for a further two years, but Chelsea’s general policy is to offer only one-year extensions to players aged over 30, so he may have to settle for a shorter deal,” said Hughes.

“Gary Cahill signed a four-year contract just weeks before his 30th birthday in December 2015 however, suggesting that the club are willing to be flexible on occasions.”

Conte to provide more chances

It is also reported that Chelsea manager has told Fabregas that he would be given an extended playing time. Fabregas made some key contributions late in the last season and has helped Chelsea win two titles since joining the Blues under Mourinho in 2014. Even though his chances have been limited, he provides a creative touch to the play. Even though his presence in the midfield has cost the defense to an extent, but his contributions can never be ignored.

Author’s Take

Fabregas, the passing genius is an asset everyone would want to have in their team. Even when he didn’t start the games, he provided some tactical inputs off the bench. The interest from United somewhat asserts the fact he has something to offer at the highest level. His passing precision and in-game intelligence are also hard to ignore. While Chelsea are looking to seal a new contract with him, it is highly unlikely that Fabregas would secure a third Premier League club.

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