In a sensational turn of events on deadline day, Chelsea have reportedly offered the services of Cesc Fabregas to AC Milan. There is no agreement yet and negotiations will be very difficult since Milan have a very small transfer budget.
In what is CEO Adriano Galliani’s final hours of mercato representing Milan as their CEO, he looks forward to go out with a bang instead of a whimper.
The reliable Michele Criscitiello with Sportitalia reports that Milan have been contacted by Chelsea for the Spaniard who was brought from Barcelona two seasons ago. The 30-year-old has been proposed to Milan and Galliani will respond soon.
Milan cannot however afford to spend more than €4 million euros which means that any potential transfer will follow the formula of a loan with an option or an obligation to purchase full rights to the player.
Milan have been looking all summer for a midfielder who can distribute balls while playing in a deep midfield role. Fabregas fits the bill and could be the solution to Milan’s midfield creative woes. However, a transfer is far from complete as we await updates in the coming hours.
There were rumours of a proposed Fabregas-Brozovic Swap which was reportedly aborted after Inter decided that they do not wish to part with Marcelo Brozovic, who they consider to be an integral part of their team. It seems Chelsea are looking to ship Fabregas off to reinvest in a defender at the last minute.
However, it is unlikely that Milan will agree for an outright purchase at this moment so late in the transfer window.
Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the 24-year-old Swiss defender is also an option for Milan in defence. Sion have been coached by former Milan legend Gennaro Gatusso, who regards the defender highly.
Montella has requested for a defender before the closing of the transfer market. With Rodrigo Caio already in talks with Napoli, Lacroix might be a viable option for AC Milan and their defensive woes.