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An end of an era for Cesc Fabregas in the Premier League

The manager of Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri is not sure if the long-serving Premier League midfielder Fabregas has played his ever last game for the “Blues”, but also admits that a move maybe would be best for his career.

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas hugs manager Maurizio Sarri after being substituted. Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

It looked a lot like a goodbye from the Spaniard when he was subbed in the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest, where he applauded the whole arena when walking off.

His contract expires at the end of this year’s Premier League campaign. Sky Sports are now reporting that Fabregas is on the verge of joining his old teammate Thierry Henry, who is managing AS Monaco.

The two clubs are near an agreement and Henry said this before their game against Rennes:

“Fabregas you saw, like me, there was a standing ovation, tears”.

“Since my departure from Arsenal we talk every two or three days with Cesc, it has not changed in recent days. He is a player who interests all clubs.”

The 31-year-old has had problems getting into Sarris first-team, with only six starts in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea are up against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup on January 8 and this is what Sarri had to say about the situation:

“I don’t know if he is able to play tomorrow because in the last match he had a cramp in the calf so he needs to rest I think,”

“Yesterday he had a free day for the injury but I don’t know (if he is going to Monaco). I can say only my opinion, I don’t know the decision of the club. In my opinion, he needs to go.”

“He has an offer for two years and I don’t want a very important player like Cesc to be unhappy.”

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