Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a January raid for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to Fichajes.net.
The 28-year-old joined Chelsea from Barcelona in the summer of 2014 and played a key role in the London club’s Premier League title success in his debut season. However, the Spaniard’s form has dropped this term and was booed by his own supporters during Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Sunderland at the weekend.
Some sections of the Stamford Bridge fans hold Fabregas partly responsible for Jose Mourinho’s recent sacking and the player could cut his losses in January and ask for a return to Spain.
The same report claims that it is Real Madrid that are closely monitoring the midfielder, who came through the academy at Barcelona before returning to the Catalan club for three years in 2011.
Despite Fabregas’s close ties with Barcelona, he had a fractured relationship with the club’s supporters during the latter stages of his time at Camp Nou and it is understood that he would be open to moving to the Bernabeu ahead of Euro 2016.