Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to offer an escape route to unsettled Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard has had a tough spell at Stamford Bridge this season with manager Antonio Conte reluctant to play him in his starting XI.
Fabregas, 29, was linked with a possible move to AC Milan in the dying stages of the previous transfer window, but he decided to stay put in a bid to fight for his position under Conte.
Since then, he has not had much to cherise with his sole start in the league coming in a 3-0 hammering at former club Arsenal last month.
According to The Sun, Guardiola is eyeing a surprise swoop for the World Cup winner, with whom he had a fond relationship at Barcelona.
The Catalan tactician was responsible for Fabregas’ return from the Emirates in 2011, and he will seek to lure the player once more as he is well adapted to his style of play.
Fabregas also has offers from the Serie A to choose from with Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan being credited with interest, but a move to the Etihad would be the most ideal, given his desire to remain in the Premier League.
Manchester City are willing to cough up a £20m sum to secure the services of the Chelsea misfit.