Metro have Manchester United fans looking a little bit aggrieved here in the Football Transfer Tavern after they claimed that Cesc Fabregas had offers from other Premier League sides before he joined Chelsea.
Given the Red Devils made no secret of their admiration of the former Barcelona midfielder, plus were in dire need of some talent in the middle of the park, our regulars are willing to bet their free beer and burger combos on the fact that United and Louis van Gaal were one of those clubs.
In news that will have Chelsea fans smiling, Cesc claimed: “If I had not had confidence [in Chelsea] I would not have talking with [Mourinho],
“[Jose] showed by great respect and convinced me quickly.”
He also noted that he and his new manager had certain issues in the past but now that is no longer the case, noting: “We were honest, we put aside any history, and I made my decision after talking with him.
“Overall, I had three options [on the table from] England.”
Chelsea fans. Have you now totally forgot that Fabregas used to play for the enemy in the form of Arsenal? Let us know your thoughts below.