Francesc Fabregas has without doubt been a big asset to Barcelona over the past few years.
He has managed to net a total of 42 goals and provide 48 assists in 151 appearances, but the time has come for the Spain international to leave the Catalonia club, as Barcelona stuck a £30million price tag on his head which has allowed clubs like Chelsea and Man City to place bids.
Chelsea are rumoured to have made a bid that matches the player's price tag and are very keen to sign a top midfielder who can replace the departing Frank Lampard. However, Manchester City have put themselves a step ahead of the Blues by offering a initial fee that totals £37 million. Which one of these two clubs would be right for Fabregas?
Coming from a club where trophies and success are embedded in its history the Spaniard would most likely want a move to a club where he can continue that tradition. Manchester City have had more success than their west London counterparts in England over the past few years, winning two Premier League trophies in the past three seasons However on a European basis, Chelsea have managed to clinch the Champions League title as well as the Europa League in their last three campaigns.
Ultimately both clubs have been very successful. However, with Jose Mourinho building a top squad and chasing after many top players to strengthen all areas of his squad, it isn't inconceivable to assume that the Blues will be in stronger contention for the English title next season.
Indeed it would seem that Fabregas has been more interested in a move to Chelsea and with the Diego Costa deal being close to completion, he would be accompanied with his fellow Spaniard.
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