AC Milan’s new directors, Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli were spotted at Stamford Bridge over the weekend taking in the Chelsea-Leicester match.
This is their first public appearance for the club and increases speculation surrounding the future of Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard was already linked with the club during the January transfer window, but nothing was produced from it despite rampant speculation on deadline day.
Apparently, Fassone and Mirabelli were there to strengthen ties with the London club, having already acquired Mario Pasalic during the last transfer window on loan. The idea would be to create a link with Chelsea for future transfer deals, this would of course come into effect once the takeover of Milan is finalised, and money is available to make these deals.
The last report we had on Cesc is that Chelsea want De Sciglio in return. He isn’t the only Chelsea player who is linked with the Rossoneri. Just recently, Michy Batshuayi was rumoured to be of interest, as well as Branislav Ivanovic, who is struggling for game time amid injuries.
The team over at We Ain’t Got No History are covering it, with the London Evening Standard reporting that the Milan duo were in London for Cesc talks. This is despite earlier reports dismissed by all parties involved. Of course, with Conte’s new system seemingly working, Fabrega’s role, or need for it, is slowly fading. If this continues then of course the rumours will intensify and he may indeed move on. At this stage though, everyone is happy where they are.
Even the wife of Fabregas has got in on the action, taking to twitter to dismiss the latest rumours.
Is it that easy to make up stories these days ?? https://t.co/ynPT0OPoTj— Daniella Semaan (@firstLadyD4) October 17, 2016
So for now, it looks as if Cesc is staying in London. Silly Season is fun, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, Fassone was meant to head to China and meet with the new owners, but has decided to postpone due to Silvio Berlusconi being in poor health.