Antonio Conte delivers latest Chelsea transfer update on Spain midfielder

The Chelsea manager admits Cesc Fabregas is facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge

Antonio Conte has admitted that Cesc Fabregas is facing an uncertain future at Chelsea beyond the January transfer window.

The Spain international started his first Premier League game since September earlier this month when Chelsea were impressive 3-1 winners against title rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Fabregas teed up Diego Costa for Chelsea’s equaliser before Willian and Eden Hazard scored goals on the counter-attack to secure three points.

The 29-year-old has made two assists in six Premier League appearances this season after falling down the pecking order following the arrival of N’Golo Kante in a £32m deal from Premier League champions Leicester City.

The Evening Standard are reporting that Serie A clubs AC Milan and Roma are interested in the Spain international ahead of the 2017 January transfer window.

Chelsea boss Conte has admitted that he can’t guarantee that Fabregas will still be a member of the Blues squad come February.

“In football, in my experience, it’s very difficult to guarantee always something, so this is difficult,” Conte is quoted as saying by The Evening Standard.

“But Cesc is an important player for us. He played a key match against Manchester City, and played very well. In the last match (against West Brom) he came on very well during the game.

“Tomorrow I have still to decide the starting XI (to play Sunderland), but Cesc is always a good choice, for me. He is an important player and in the squad of Chelsea. Now this is the reality.”

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Fabregas moved to Chelsea in a £27m deal from Barcelona in 2014.

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