Spain international star Cesc Fabregas has reportedly rejected a transfer to the Chinese Super League in order to fight for his place at Chelsea, according to ESPN FC.
The Premier League side, who recorded their fifth successive league win on Saturday after thrashing Everton 5-0 to move up to second spot in the English top-flight standings, are understood to be willing to let the midfielder leave the club on loan during the forthcoming January transfer window.
The 29-year-old, who has 110 international caps for his country, but is not included in Spain’s squad to face England at Wembley Stadium next week, has scored two goals and provided two assists in six appearances in all competitions for The Blues so far this season.
The report claims Fabregas, who has won the FIFA World Cup (2010) and two European Championship titles (2008 and 2012), has snubbed interest from a number of clubs in a bid to work his way back into Antonio Conte’s first-team plans at Stamford Bridge.
Fabregas, who has also played for Premier League rivals Arsenal and La Liga giants FC Barcelona, has started just one league game this campaign for Chelsea, although a thigh problem has ruled him out of their last four outings.