Spanish midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, travelled to Monaco today to negotiate a transfer to the French Ligue 1 club from Chelsea, according to sports daily newspaper, L’Equipe.
Fabregas and his agent Darren Dein will meet Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasyliev although a source told AFP that the move has not yet been finalised.
According to reports, Fabregas has agreed a two and a half year deal with the French club but further terms are yet to be agreed upon with Chelsea seeking £10.75 million.
The 31-year-old played four seasons at Arsenal from 2003-2007 alongside current Monaco coach Thierry Henry.
He moved to Chelsea in 2014 but does not figure in the future plans of coach Maurizio Sarri having played just six times all season.
On Saturday, the former Arsenal great made a tearful farewell to Chelsea fans in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder should have opened the scoring after 30 minutes when Chelsea were awarded a penalty after Ruben Loftus-Cheek was fouled, but Fabregas’ effort was saved by goalkeeper Luke Steele.
After over 500 appearances in English football, the Spaniard departed the pitch to rousing applause.
An emotional goodbye for Cesc Fabregas 😢👋🏾 pic.twitter.com/SiYOPoP9FT
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