The Evening Standard is claiming that the 31-year-old will be made to wait until 2019 before talks over a possible new deal at Stamford Bridge can begin.
Fabregas, 31, is out of contract next summer but the same report claims that the Spaniard still has his heart set on staying at the west London club and signing a new deal.
The former Arsenal captain has found his first team opportunities at Stamford Bridge to be limited this season, with the midfielder having struggled with an injury at the start of the campaign.
Indeed, he has only made one appearance in the Premier League so far this term, and that was from the bench in the 4-0 win at Burnley last weekend.
The same article says that Fabregas will likely have to take a significant pay cut if he is to stay at Chelsea FC. It is claimed in the Evening Standard story that he earns around £160,000 a week at present.
Meanwhile, Fabregas will be hoping to be involved when the Blues take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.
The Blues head into this weekend’s round of fixtures in third place and two points off top spot.
The former FC Barcelona star scored the winner as Chelsea FC claimed a 3-2 win over Frank Lampard’s Derby County in the fourth round of the League Cup on Wednesday night in west London, as he notched up his first goal of the season.
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