Cesc Fabregas could be set to leave Chelsea when the January transfer window reopens.
The Spaniard emerged as a key player for the Blues during Antonio Conte’s reign but has found playing time limited under new boss Maurizio Sarri. The ex-Arsenal man has been restricted to just 2 Europa League appearances so far this season, failing to play a single minute of Premier League football. With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, it could be likely Chelsea will sell him on during the January transfer window.
There will be many suitors for his signature if Sarri makes him available given Fabregas’ exploits at the highest level of football. The latest set of reports suggest Atletico Madrid are interested in bringing the Spain international back to La Liga but will face competition from AC Milan.
To replace him, Sarri should attempt to sign a player he is very familiar with, Napoli midfielder – Piotr Zielinski. Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the Poland international flourished under the Italian’s leadership and helped spearhead Napoli’s title challenge last season. The midfielder has continued his excellent form into the new campaign with two goals already to his name.
Despite becoming a crucial player in Naples, Zielinski is currently embroiled in a contract dispute according to reports. Napoli are keen to tie him down to a new contract and higher the release clause in his contract to over £100m. The player’s agent reportedly feels that number is excessive meaning negotiations have reached a standstill; Chelsea should offer him the chance to play in the Premier League finally.
Zielinski already has experience of playing in Sarri’s system meaning he would have no issues adapting to life at Stamford Bridge. Still only 24-years-old, the Pole is still developing and improving – his best is definitely yet to come.
Should he become available, Sarri needs to bring him to England.
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