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Transfer News Roundup: De Sciglio for Fabregas?

Could we see a De Sciglio for Fabregas swap? The €10m question!

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Only last month it seemed struggling West Ham United was a potential January destination for Cesc Fabregas.

This rumor didn't last long as Fabregas, an ace who has made only four Premier League appearances this season for Chelsea, is reportedly Milan's number one transfer target. Apparently, Milan is so keen on signing the former Barcelona center midfielder that, in addition to €10 million euros, Milan's 23-year-old right back, Mattia De Sciglio, has also been offered to Chelsea.

De Sciglio, a 23-year-old Italy international, worked with Blues boss Antonio Conte during his time as coach of the Italian national team. De Sciglio would undoubtedly thrive under Conte’s wing and strengthen Conte’s options at the full-back position.

But this deal is far from set in stone since Liverpool, who has been linked with a new left-back since the summer, are also keen on De Sciglio, and reports last month suggested they had seen an offer for him turned down.

Milan are also linked with another Chelsea star who has seen a limited amount of playing time, Michy Batshuayi. Batshuayi joined Chelsea from Marseille for £33m in the summer but has yet to start for the Blues despite scoring twice in the EFL Cup against Bristol Rovers earlier this season.

Since Batshuayi seems to sit behind Premier League top scorer Diego Costa in Antonio Conte's plans, Batshuayi may also find his way into this deal, and hopefully does since trading young prospects for over-the-hill players may not be an ideal transfer strategy. There is still hope among Blues fans that Conte will utilise him rather than keep him benched and possibly moved elsewhere

But, on the bright side, if this deal does go through, it’s a start of Milan slowly becoming active (finally!) participants in the transfer market.