AC Milan have reportedly now made contact with Cesc Fabregas over a transfer from Chelsea to Italy, according to reports in the country.

Calciomercato write that their sources have informed them that Milan sporting director Leonardo has spoken to Fabregas’ representatives ‘to explore the situation’. A Chelsea departure is reportedly on the cards and, with the midfielder’s expiring contract, Fabregas is seen as the ‘easier move to pull off’ compared to other targets.

There’s still reportedly some work to do to find a deal, particularly when it comes to the Spaniard’s wages. However, the belief is that he’d be keen, considering his situation at Chelsea right now. Ex-Arsenal Ivan Gazidis working for the Italian club should also help matters.

After an injury kept him out for a couple of games in August, Fabregas saw his place in the Chelsea side taken by summer signings Jorginho and Kovacic. Since then, he hasn’t managed to make a single Premier League start, only making substitute appearances late in games on three occasions.

The midfielder is getting more of a chance in the Europa League and League Cup, but that’s unlikely to make him want to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge. It seems pretty clear that unless something changes, Fabregas will be on the way out in one of the next two windows. We’ll just have to wait and see where he goes.