As reported by the Daily Mirror, La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are considering offering Cesc Fabregas a route back to Spain when his current deal with Chelsea expires at the end of the season.
The Spain international midfielder has been down the pecking order since the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea new manager coupled with the summer arrivals of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic from Napoli and Real Madrid respectively.
Fabregas is in the final season of his current deal with Chelsea and he will be free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January.
There are reports that Serie A side AC Milan are considering a move for him but now Atletico are understood to have entered the race for his signature.
Fabregas has already shown a promising start from his injury comeback but it remains to be seen whether the club will offer him a contract extension as Chelsea have strongly keen on their policy of new contracts to players the wrong side of 30 in the last 12 months but Fabregas is no longer deemed first choice and may have to leave next summer.
Fabregas has been unavailable for most of the season due to a “near”-knee injury and he’s still awaiting his chance to nail his first Premier League appearance under Chelsea new boss.
The former Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder’s only minutes so far this season have come in two Europa League appearances and during the Blues’ 2-1 win over Liverpool in the League Cup last month.
Since joining Chelsea from Barca in 2014, the Spaniard has register at least 17 more assists than any other team-mate in the Premier League (41).