Premier League leaders Chelsea are reportedly in contact with AC Milan over the potential sale of midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the summer transfer window.
The Spain international has endured a mixed campaign in the Blues shirt this term with manager Antonio Conte opting to stick with N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic as the preferred combination at the heart of the midfield.
Fabregas, 29, has started just two of the Blues’ last six outings across all competitions, and it is understood that he would consider a potential move to the Italian Serie A in the off-season.
According to Calciomercato, via The Express, the Rossoneri have resumed their interest in the World Cup winner as they seek to bolster their midfield ahead of a potential top-four push next term – which would guarantee Champions League football.
Chinese based consortium Sino-Europe Sports recently took over the ownership at the San Siro outfit, but there are prepared to invest in the stadium facilities first before showing their spending might in the transfer market.
Fabregas, formerly of Barcelona and Arsenal, has been on the Rossoneri radar since the start of 2017, but his current wages of around £156,000-a-week remains a stumbling block ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
The creative midfielder has a contract in west London until the summer of 2019, and Antonio Conte would be content to keep hold of the playmaker, should his suitors fail to match his asking price of around £25 million.
Fabregas has scored four league goals and assisted a further seven for Chelsea, who hold a four-point lead over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the Premier League standings.