Cesc Fabregas has confirmed that he plans to stay at Chelsea until the end of the current campaign while at the same time indicating he is open to talking with other clubs come January.
The Spanish midfielder, who has less than a year left on his contract, is looking less likely to be offered an extension by the Blues hierarchy and come January with only six months left on his deal, Fabregas can start discussions with other clubs about a possible move via the Bosman ruling.
Recent reports have linked the 32-year-old with a transfer to Italian club AC Milan yet Fabregas has denied any approaches from the Serie A side or any club for that matter before reiterating that he intends to see out his contract with the west London club until next summer.
“No, I haven’t spoken to anyone. Obviously in January I can sign with whoever I want (a pre-contract agreement for the summer) and probably this will attract many clubs,” said the Chelsea midfielder.
“But so far, from what I can say right now, yes I will stay here until the end of the season. I play at Stamford Bridge, I’m happy, but of course every player wants to play more.”
The Spaniard’s inclusion in the starting XI during the Blues’4-0 win over PAOK at the Europa League on Thursday was just his fifth of the season and Fabregas revealed he had held talks with head coach Maurizio Sarri about the matter of him spending more minutes on the pitch.
“I will play in the Premier League now. In December I will play matches. I already know which games I will play and I am ready for it.
“I have spoken to the coach. He has been straightforward with me and I need to be ready for when the opportunity comes. I can give more in other positions. Maybe at the moment, he still doesn’t see it. We have had a chat about it and maybe in the future it will start to happen.”