AC Milan plan move for Spain international amid midfield injury crisis

Serie A outfit AC Milan have reportedly set their sights on pursuing the signature of Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas on a cut-price move as they seek to cover up the injury crisis resulting at the heart of their midfield.

The Rossoneri are currently without both Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura with long-term knee concerns and they have supposedly earmarked a three-man wishlist for the summer which includes Blues midfielder Fabregas, Calciomercato reports.

Fabregas has been regularly linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge but that speculation has intensified over the past few weeks with the Blues yet to show the ambition of extending his contract which expires in June 2019.

As such, there has already been the suggestion that he could agree on a pre-contract with an overseas club in January but so far, he has shown no intention of doing while iterating his desire to fight for his position under Maurizio Sarri.

Nonetheless, should the Spaniard have a change of thought, Milan would still have a stumbling block in terms of his current salary and the former Arsenal man would have to take a sizeable wage cut to push through a move to San Siro.

Fabregas has been on the radar of the Milan giants since his days at the Emirates Stadium and a winter switch could be an option after having failed to command a single Premier League start under new manager Maurizio Sarri this term.

Aside from the Spaniard, Gennaro Gattuso’s side have also identified Zenit St Petersburg’s Leandro Paredes and Celta Vigo’s Stanislav Lobotka as probable choices to bolster the central midfield department.

Milan are currently fifth in the Serie A standings with a one-point gap to the final Champions League spot. Frank Kessie and Tiemoue Bakayoko are currently Gattuso’s preferred duo in the centre of the park amid the injury crisis.

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