Cesc Fabregas is closing in on a €40million move to Chelsea according to Spanish broadsheet El Confidencial.
The Spanish international has been linked with a whole host of clubs in recent days, with Chelsea and Liverpool joining an increasingly long list of possible suitors.
With Frank Lampard leaving Stamford Bridge after 13 years of impressive service, Fabregas is being tipped to replace him. And it would be quite a coup adding the former Arsenal man to a midfield already awash with quality.
The Spanish press are full of contradictory reports regarding the Barcelona player, but El Confidencial claims Chelsea are in the box-seat and that a deal could even be completed before the World Cup.
That seemed unlikely when the player left London for Spain’s World Cup squad earlier this week. But the latest report claims the 27-year-old is on the verge of reaching an agreement on a four-year deal that will see him take home €10million-a-year.
If the move ultimately goes through it could be a Jose Mourinho master-stroke, with a midfield consisting of the likes of Fabregas, Nemanja Matic, Willian and Oscar a sight to behold.