West Ham are considering a sensational January raid for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to MirrorFootball.
Slaven Bilic added 13 new players to the squad over the summer, most of them midfielders of attacking players, so it’s not yet clear why he has already set his sights on yet another midfield man.
However, the report claims the club are keeping a close eye on the Spain international’s situation at Chelsea and could move for him in the winter transfer window.
Fabregas has found himself on the peripheral of Antonio Conte’s plans this season despite scoring a brace against Leicester in the EFL Cup earlier this week and starting the Blues’ 3-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.
It is widely believed that Conte does not see Fabregas in his long-term plans at Stamford Bridge, and West Ham may be looking to offer him a way out with first-team opportunities at the London Stadium.
Fabregas, 29, would cost a fortune to buy outright in January, but you’d think the club would explore a potential six-month loan deal wth an option to buy in the summer, although their intentions are still unclear.
Fabregas is valued at £38.25m by Transfermarkt.com.