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Cesc Fabregas has wished Lionel Messi well with his recovery from injury

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken to Barcelona star Lionel Messi and wished him well with his recovery from injury.

Messi has been ruled out for at least seven weeks after suffering a knee injury during the first half of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Las Palmas - and Fabregas, his former Barcelona teammates and close friend, has been in contact with the Argentina international to offer his condolences.

This is according to ESPN journalist Miguel Delaney, who attended Chelsea’s pre-match press conference prior to the Blues’ Champions League group stage match against FC Porto this evening.

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Spanish newspaper Marca, meanwhile, quoted the Spain international as saying: “I spoke to Leo. I gave him encouragement.

“Hopefully he will recover soon and we’ll see him on the pitch, which is where he has to be.”

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Messi and Fabregas are great pals

Messi and Fabregas have known each other since their teenage years, when they grew up together in Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy.

But while Messi stayed at the Camp Nou and forced his way into Barcelona’s starting eleven under Frank Rijkaard, Fabregas accepted an offer from Arsenal, fearing his chances would be limited if he stayed with the Catalan giants.

It was a smart decision by the Spaniard, who returned to Barcelona in 2011 as a more complete footballer.

However, his second spell at the Camp Nou lasted three seasons before he returned to the Premier League with Chelsea.

Despite moving back to London, Fabregas still manages to meet up regularly with Messi - it helps that their partners are also close friends - but it’s hard to imagine them ever playing for the same team again.

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