Chelsea may go further in their efforts to find a new club for midfielder Cesc Fabregas in January by offering to pay a percentage of his wage whilst he is out on loan, according to reports from the Independant.
The Spaniard has started just one game since Antonio Conte arrived at the club in the summer, and his side have now settled into an exceedingly effective 3-5-2 formation which does not involve the former Arsenal man.
Having won all four of their Premier League fixtures in October, without conceding a single goal, it would be a surprise if Conte suddenly shuffled the pack and brought Fabregas back into the picture.
The fact that there is not European football for the Italian to consider this season also adds to the problem for the 29-year-old, who has won a Premier League title and a League Cup in his time at Stamford Bridge.
Contrary to the club’s wishes, the World Cup winner wants to stay put in West London, according to The Sun, which means the Stamford Bridge hierarchy will have to find an attractive deal for him.