Chelsea are confident that their offer of £200,000-a-week will convince Francesc Fabregas to reject Manchester United and join Jose Mourinho’s revolution at Stamford Bridge.
Reports yesterday claimed that the Blues would be willing to put a gargantuan offer in terms of a weekly salary on the table to put themselves ahead of their rivals in the race for the Spaniard, and information in the Metro now claims that the powers that be in west London are certain that the 27-year-old will opt for them. The playmaker has been in virtually every major headline since being made available for transfer by Barcelona, and it’s no wonder that the likes of Arsenal, United and Chelsea are fighting for his signature.
However whilst it’s believed that United have offered the most money for the Spain international, and that the Gunners have a first-refusal option to take him back to the Emirates, Chelsea believe they have the upper hand due to the sheer enormity of the contract they’re willing to hand down.
Sources in Spain state that £200,000-a-week will be wafted under Fabregas’ nose in order for him to snub moves to Old Trafford and the Emirates Stadium, with Mourinho keen to find a suitable long-term replacement for the departing Frank Lampard. The player himself is currently with his national side as they prepare for the defence of their World Cup crown, but the Metro reports that Chelsea are looking to finalise a deal before the tournament in Brazil kicks-off.