AS Monaco are confident they’ve won the race to sign Cesc Fabregas, who wants one more game with Chelsea this weekend before moving on.
According to Tuesday’s Evening Standard, Fabregas could play his final game for Chelsea at the weekend. The Spanish midfielder has five months left on his contract, isn’t planning to sign an extension, and AS Monaco are now confident they’ve won the race to sign him.
Maurizio Sarri is reportedly keen on keeping the midfielder, but Fabregas wants more first-team football after just one Premier League start this season. He’s earmarked to start this weekend against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.
French outlet Le Point wrote last month that Monaco boss and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was ‘particularly’ interested in signing Cesc Fabregas to fill a gap in midfield created by the departures of Fabinho, Moutinho, Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva in recent seasons. Fabregas already knows Monaco sporting director Michael Emenalo, who brought him to Chelsea.
500 games in English football, the best and most competitive football in the world, what a ride it has been! A proper dream come true to reach these numbers. Another proud moment in my career. I will see you all at the Bridge on Saturday. @arsenal @chelseafc #cesc500 pic.twitter.com/LN2DSb9CIC
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) January 2, 2019
It seems Emenalo and Henry might have convinced the former Arsenal captain to move on from English football, but we’ll have to wait until after the game this weekend to know for sure.