Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is reportedly determined to fight for his future at the club and reject transfer offers from the Chinese Super League and AC Milan.
The Spain international has struggled to break into Antonio Conte’s first-team this season, but is not keen on giving up the battle just yet despite the club trying to offload him.
Fabregas’ form dipped last season, though he may be right to feel unlucky to have lost Chelsea’s trust when the likes of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic have all been given another chance to prove themselves.
Fabregas, on the other hand, has started just one Premier League game so far as Conte prefers the midfield partnership of Matic and N’Golo Kante in the centre.
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The 29-year-old has been offered a big-money switch to China, according to ESPN, but is not ready to take that competitive step down at this point in his career.
Chelsea are reportedly set to hand Conte extra transfer funds for this January after the team’s recent improved form, though the Blues may need to axe Fabregas – one of their highest earners – from their wage bill first.