Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has made a fantastic start to life at Stamford Bridge and managed to create three goals in just two games, but Blues fans are probably still wondering how Jose Mourinho managed to persuade the Spanish schemer a controversial move to West London was right for his career.
El Confidencial has shed some light on €33m saga today and revealed that Mourinho made sure Fabregas turned down serious interest from Manchester United with a personal phone call to the playmaker, after Arsenal had snubbed the chance to bring their former captain back to the Emirates Stadium.
Mourinho spoke to Cesc and delivered a singe five-word sentence which set aside any fears over his potential role at Chelsea, simply stating: "you will be the boss".
Fabregas was quickly sold a vision of a Chelsea side with him as the heartbeat in central midfield during that chat, although they had to find a wage packet worth €12m-a-season to get a blockbuster summer deal over the line.
Mourinho's quick thinking was a perfect example of Chelsea's pragmatic approach to the transfer market in the last 12 months, one that saw Manchester United miss out of their primary transfer target before the World Cup had even begun.
Back in the Premier League with a bang
Chelsea have used Fabregas in a slightly deeper central role in their first two Premier League games this season, one that was worked wonderfully in patches against both Burnley and Leicester City.
The Blues lacked a cutting edge at times last season, but combine Fabregas with Diego Costa and attacking talent already at Mourinho's disposal and it promises to be a very different story over the next 10 months.
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