By Jack Malone

Cesc Fabregas is reportedly set to stay at Chelsea for the rest of this season, according to The Sun.

The 29-year-old has fallen behind Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante in the midfield pecking order under new boss Antonio Conte but has signalled his desire to stay put, regardless of how much game time he receives.

There had been rumours that the Spaniard would seek a move away from the club in January, with AC Milan touted as a possible destination.

However, with two years still remaining on a contract worth nearly £200,000 per week, Fabregas will take his time over any decision and is now expected to stay and fight for his Chelsea career.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona playmaker arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2014 and was instrumental in his first season, racking up 24 assists in all competitions as the Blues won the Premier League.

However, the London side suffered a miserable title defence the following year and eventually finished 10th, prompting Conte’s arrival.

The Italian has insisted that there is no problem between himself and Fabregas and even praised his midfielder’s attitude in recent weeks, which suggests that the World Cup winner may still have a future with the club.


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