This could be one of the biggest betrayals ever in la Liga history.
Cesc Fabregas may be joining a formidable list including Michael Laudrup, Luis Figo, Ronaldo, Luis Enrique, Gheorghe Hagi or Javier Saviola.
Rumors are indeed flying the Chelsea midfielder to Santiago Bernabeu. After he was left on the bench against West Ham, Francesc Fabregas might have asked his agent to quit London in order to find playtime again.
English tabloids said that Real Madrid President Florentino Perez met Fabregas’ agent last weekend to begin talks about an eventual bid. Real Madrid could snap him up for $20m.
As a reminder, Fabregas is a Masia child and he rejoined Barcelona for €34m in 2011 after shining at Emirates Stadium with Arsenal. If he finally joins Madrid, Cesc will become the 29th player to have signed for both Real and Barça.
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However, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insisted Fabregas still has a future with Chelsea. Moreover, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane believes a deal for Fabregas would be complicated.
"If you want to put another central midfielder into the mix then it becomes complicated,” Zidane said after Madrid's 5-3 friendly win over Stade de Reims last night.
"Cesc is a great player but it is not very straightforward.
“I am going to end up with a squad where three or four players do not get selected.
“To therefore put another player in there makes it difficult."
Meanwhile, at Camp Nou: