Journalist spots Cesc Fabregas' actions at the end of Chelsea v Southampton

Cesc Fabregas claps the fans after Southampton draw

Cesc Fabregas' Chelsea future is in doubt.

The midfielder has been at the club for five years but has found first team opportunities hard to come by under Maurizio Sarri.

Fabregas has started just once for Chelsea in the Premier League this season, being on the pitch for a total of 175 minutes.

With his contract running out in six months, it's been heavily reported that the Spanish midfielder will seek a move away.

And it appears that may be the case.

Chelsea were in Premier League action against Southampton on Wednesday night.

As per usual, Cesc Fabregas started the game on the bench, but he got his opportunity to come on with 22 minutes remaining.

However, he could not inspire a lacklustre Chelsea side, who lumbered to a disappointing goalless draw.

A couple of journalists noticed Fabregas' actions after the game and it doesn't look too good for those who wanted him to stay at the club.

He is said to have 'very clearly' been saying goodbye to the fans at Stamford Bridge by Daily Telegraph journalist, Matt Law.

And that view was echoed by Evening Standard journalist Simon Johnson, who says Fabregas 'made a point' of applauding the fans.

Not good news for Chelsea fans.

And the majority of the club's supporters are not happy he appears to be leaving.

The news comes a few days after Sarri said that he wanted Fabregas to stay.

"In this position we have only two players, Jorginho and Fabregas, so for me it would be really a problem without Cesc," said Sarri last week, per Goal.

"I want him to stay, I don't know the final decision of Cesc and the club of course.

Cesc Fabregas reacts to a missed chance against Southampton

"But for me it's very important and if Cesc will go I think that we need to buy another player, and it's not easy because, technically, Cesc is a very important player.

"And I think that in the market it's very difficult to find a player with his characteristics."

The Standard report that Fabregas is expected to join Monaco, where he will join up with former Arsenal teammates, Thierry Henry.

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