Spanish football expert spells out reason Fabregas may snub Chelsea

Journalist Graham Hunter thinks that Fabregas' opinion of Jose Mourinho could stop him signing for the club.

Spanish football expert Graham Hunter has revealed that Cesc Fabregas’ opinion of Jose Mourinho could block any move Chelsea make for the midfielder.

He believes that Fabregas would have no problems joining the club itself, but his low regard of Mourinho as a manager could mean that he favours a move elsewhere.

Reports today suggest that Fabregas has been told to look for a new club by Barcelona and is available for a fee of €35 million and Chelsea are one of the favourites to sign the Spanish midfielder.

However, it is thought that the 27-year-old has a particularly low opinion of Mourinho, after some high-profile disagreements with him over the course of his career.

The most recent of these came when Fabregas seemed to indirectly tell the Portuguese boss to ‘shut-up’, after he had said that Barcelona’s current crop of players were their worst for ‘many, many years’.

It means that he may prefer a move to Manchester United, who are also reportedly keen to acquire his services, as Louis Van Gaal looks to strengthen the side in his first transfer window in charge at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal is on the hunt for a central midfielder and it is thought that he sees Fabregas as the ideal man to solve his problems in these areas.

Barcelona are understood to want to sell Fabregas to fund their transfer for Atletico Madrid's, Koke.

Koke, who has been linked with United previously too, was a star in Atleti’s impressive campaign this year and it is thought that he is being lined-up as an upgrade on Fabregas.

It means that the Spain international, who is part of the his nation’s squad for the World Cup, will now be assessing his options in regards to his next club and this could be what puts United in the driving seat.

Hunter’s tweet can be seen below:

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