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Cesc Fabregas's fever fuels sudden transfer fever

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And the only prescription is more transfer rumors!

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According to the Telegraph, the reason Cesc Fàbregas is missing from the Chelsea squad that traveled north to take on Manchester United tonight is that he has a fever.  Leaving him home is thus the prudent thing to do in this case, lest he infect the rest of the players with whatever it is that's causing his fever.  Presumably this will all be publicly confirmed at some point by the club as well, though for now, all we have is the newspaper's word.

Not that any word, however official at this point, could be enough probably to stop the rolling rumor ball that Corriere dello Sport unleashed upon us.

This report is now making its way over to English language outlets, with the likes of the Metro leading the way.  It does almost feel logical that, perhaps after being hounded by several interesting media stories (fabrications?) regarding his relationship with Mourinho, not to mention his ridiculously bad form this season, and then the smattering of boos from the Stamford Bridge faithful, even, Fàbregas has finally reached a breaking point and would want out.

Or, you know, he's just got a fever.

For what it's worth, the report claims that we're looking for a transfer fee in the region of €25m, and in addition to the two Italian heavyweights, the likes of Bayern Munich, PSG, and Manchester City are all interested as well.

Or, you know, he's just got a fever.