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Cesc Fabregas could secure massive signing for Como as world-class player touches down in Italy for talks

Cesc Fabregas could secure massive signing for Como as world-class player touches down in Italy for talks

Como are building towards being a major force in Serie A this season.

Cesc Fabregas has been linked with adding another huge name to his squad at Como this summer ahead of the club's return to Serie A.

The Italian side have already completed moves five players to their squad on permanent deals this summer, although four of those players had been on loan at the club, with options to buy, last summer.

The only new addition to the squad, though, is certainly a high-profile one, with Andrea Belotti signing from Roma for a fee of €4.5 million.

Como's owners, the Djarum Group, are the richest owners in Italian football according to Forbes, with brothers Robert Budi Hartono and Michael Hartono possessing a net worth of $48 billion.

And that, coupled with the club's scenic location near the Swiss coastline, means the club have an easier job in terms of attracting talent compared to some of their divisional rivals.

Now, according to Fabrizio Romano, another of Como's key targets has arrived in the city to hold 'face-to-face talks' over a move.

The player in question is Raphael Varane, who will officially become a free agent on Monday once his Manchester United contract expires.


It was announced last month that the Frenchman would be leaving Old Trafford, meaning he is free to talk to other clubs.

Romano claims that Varane will hold talks with both the Como board and Fabregas, who is the club's minority stakeholder and assistant coach.

The Spaniard had a brief spell in charge of the club last season, winning three of his five Serie B games, but had to step aside after a month due to not yet possessing the required UEFA coaching badges.

He is now beginning to build a formidable team ahead of the new Serie A campaign - and it seems likely that more high-profile players could be on their way to Como.

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Topics: Cesc Fabregas, Italy, Serie A, Transfers, Football