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Fabregas Denies AC Milan Talks As Contract Looks Set To Run Out

Joel Pattison

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Fabregas Denies AC Milan Talks As Contract Looks Set To Run Out

Cesc Fabregas has denied that he has been in talks with AC Milan after rumours of a January move to the San Siro side.

However, he did admit that he is willing to talk to clubs in the coming months as he contract is set to expire in the summer.

Fabregas arrived from Barcelona in 2014 for around 33million Euros and has won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and League Cup since.

Although, it looks like Chelsea are not going to offer the 31-year-old a new deal, therefore, he will be free to talk to clubs from January about signing a free contract.

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Credit: PA

There has been a lot of talk linking Fabregas to Gennaro Gattuso's side, although Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has been impressed with the World Cup winner, and he impressed again last night again PAOK in the Europe League completing 127 passed and picking up two assists in the 4-0 trashing.

"No (Milan contact). I haven't spoke to anyone," the former Arsenal player said. "Obviously, in January I can sign (a pre-contract) with whoever I want and probably will attract many clubs. But, so far, from what I can say right now, yes I will stay here until the end of the season.

"I will play in the Premier League now. In December I will play games. I already know which games I will play and I am ready for it. I have spoken to the coach. He has been straight-forward with me and I need to be ready for when the opportunity comes. That's it."

The Spaniard is just 2/1 to the Italian giants in the upcoming window, while a return to Arsenal is next in the betting at 14/1 and remaining at Chelsea is 1/2.

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Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Jorginho, who played under Sarri at Napoli, moving to the Bridge in the summer has resulted in Fabregas falling down the pecking order.

The 31-year-old has only made nine appearances this season and is yet to start a Premier League game.

"That's the problem with the Europa League to be honest. You saw that with Arsenal - I think two people travelled (to Ukraine) from the squad that will play on Sunday. It's a tricky competition, you play every Thursday and Sunday.

"We knew it was going to be a difficult season because of that. We just have to be ready. 10 players played on Saturday, 10 on Thursday. That means you have 20 players who can play at the top level and that is positive.

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Credit: PA

"I would rather be on the other side of the team, but I play at Stamford Bridge, I'm happy. That's the most important thing. But, of course, every player wants to play more. He made that clear to be honest. I have known that since the beginning of the season.

"I know that (Sarri) rates me highly but at the same time it's a new position for me and I think it is just my fifth game starting in it. I only played there when I was 10 or 12 in the academy at Barcelona. It is something new to learn. At the same time, I can give more in other positions.

"Maybe at the moment, he still doesn't see it. We have had a chat about it and maybe in the future it will start to happen. But at the moment it is what it is and you just have to take it."

Joel Pattison
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