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AC Milan and Inter are reportedly set to battle over Chelsea’s Fabregas

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Both Milan giants are reportedly interested in the Spain international

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Cesc Fabregas has lead quite the career already. He’s gone from being a youth player at Barcelona, to be signed by Arsenal, back to Barcelona, and since 2014, he’s been back in London at Chelsea.

Will he add Milan to the list of the famous places he’s called home? And if he does, which Milan club will he sign up for?

It’s being reported that both Inter Milan and AC Milan are interested in the 31 year-old Spain international. Fabregas has yet to play for new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, as he’s been recovering from a knee injury, but even with a return to full fitness he might not make the pitch on a regular basis as Italy international Jorginho has seemed to take his spot in the lineup. Jorginho and Sarri both came to London from Napoli in the summer transfer window, so it’s not surprising to see Sarri trust his former player.

Chelsea also have former Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also looking for playing time, so with Fabregas’ contract set to run out at the end of the season, he could be on the move.

Serie A would be the next logical move for a player of Fabregas’ quality, as he’s still able to play at a high level. If he’s looking to still be involved in the Spain national team, or at least play at a club that could afford his wages and still play football at a high level, either Milan team could be an ideal destination for him.

Milan should have the inside track on him over Inter, as the Rossoneri would be able to offer him a better chance at playing time and are in greater need of a midfielder who is able to transition from the defense to the attack and provide some balance to midfield. Fabregas may not be able to run like he used to, but that’s not necessarily an issue in Serie A.

Milan have made good transfer decisions since Leonardo took the helm, along with Elliott Management, and signing Fabregas on a discounted deal would be a good risk to take. He might be on the wrong side of 30, but he’s still one of the best midfielders in the world on his day.