Manchester United given permission to sign Cesc Fabregas – ESPN


Chelsea have deemed Cesc Fabregas as surplus to their requirement which could result in a possible reunion for the player with his former manager Jose Mourinho.

According to reports from ESPN and other leading tabloids Fabregas is favorite to become United’s next summer signing after odds of him joining Mourinho tumbled late last night.

As per Daily Star’s report, Odds on the Spain star moving to Old Trafford have been slashed from 20/1 to 5/1 ever since Antonio Conte took charge of Chelsea earlier this week.

Fabregas signed for Chelsea in a £27m deal from Barcelona and was immense in his very first season when he guided the Blues to a Premier League title. It was then followed by the infamous 2015/16 season which saw Mourinho lose his job as well as trust of his players.

Despite the awful nature of his exit, Fabregas has maintained a good relation with his former boss and is keen to work with him in near future. Jose is currently in a overhauling mood at United where he is targeting a central midfield player with Paul Pogba being the first choice.

However, given the circumstantial delays Mourinho might want to consider Fabregas as he is one of the best midfielders in Europe right now. As for Chelsea, they are keen to bring N’Golo Kante and Andre Gomes to Stamford Bridge this summer signalling an end for Fabregas.

Chances of Fabregas signing for Man United – 1.5/5

Chelsea might shun all doors for Mourinho to take any player away from Chelsea as it could come back to bite them later on. Add to that, Fabregas could never nail down one particular role under Mourinho at Chelsea.

He was constantly shifted between a CDM and CAM role which could be the case yet again at Manchester United. Fabregas can be better off playing for a club like Arsenal (hmmm) or Tottenham (hmmmmmmmm) where there is more freedom given to the midfield players.

United will be best served to go after Pogba and ensure that the Juventus man does sign for them regardless of the money in question.