Are Chelsea about to face competition for Fabregas?

David Ramos

The (thinly written) plot thickens!

So we've been hearing from a variety of sources ranging from pretty dodgy to mildly reliable that Chelsea have a €33M deal in place for Fabregas. While we obviously need a midfielder this summer, Fabregas may or may not be the man you had in mind, depending which side of the fence you're on over this one.

However, it's worth noting we aren't the only top side in England [using the now-revised definition of 'top'] in desperate need of midfield reinforcements, and indeed Manchester United were reported as having heavy interest in Fabregas last summer, before they decided to spend their money on a better player and signed premier league powerhouse Marouane Fellaini [using the now-revised definition of 'better'].

Anyway, just as we were about to — as the above mentioned sources would have you believe — seal a deal for Fabregas, United, conspicuous in their absence on this one thus far, have seemingly thrown their hat back in the race with an eleventh hour bid for the Barcelona midfielder.

A tweet which was supported by earlier corresponding tweets from our former beloved summer fling Tancredi Palmeri. Twitter had only begun to go into panic/excitement overdrive, when others including Chelsea columnist Kevin Palmer decided to get in on the act, suggesting a betting agency trick, but it didn't end there, because a brief while later, we had this:

It's worth noting that regardless of whether either is right about the first part, United's interest in Fabregas last summer was very real, so it's not out of the question to imagine them having retained some of it and sniffing around on this one. The fact that Chelsea have supposedly had a bid tabled and accepted does put the club in the driver's seat to secure a deal, but if United really are in for the player, any such advantage can be quickly cut down to size.

At the moment, I guess there's nothing more to do than simply take these 'developments' with a huge pinch of salt, as we'll find out more about just how real United's renewed interest [if any] is and if a bid really has been tabled soon enough. In the meantime, it's probably safe to say this deal isn't quite as cut-and-dried as it was looking all week up until now.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Join We Ain't Got No History

You must be a member of We Ain't Got No History to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at We Ain't Got No History. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker