Pep Guardiola is not happy with his central midfield options at Manchester City and could act quickly with a £20 million move in January for out-of-favour Chelsea star, Cesc Fàbregas, according to an exclusive report in the Sun on Sunday.
The City boss signed Fabregas from Arsenal while in charge of Barcelona, and even though the return home didn’t work out as planned for the 29-year-old, he is a player well-suited to the Premier League and could fit into what Pep is trying to build at the Etihad.
According to the report, Pep isn’t happy with his existing midfield options, even becoming frustrated by Fernandinho, but more convinced that Fernando and the exiled Yaya Touré are not the answers to a lack of creativity in the position.
Though Fabregas, who has started just one Premier League game for Chelsea this season, has not enjoyed his best form of late, a move to City and a style of football that would seem to suit him, could work out for all parties. Fabregas also qualifies as a home-grown player so would not take one of the seventeen spots allowed for foreign players in the Premier League squad.
City are said to be willing to match Fabregas’ current £160,000-per-week wages and could offer a future move to sister club New York City. The Spain international is understood to be keen on a move to the MLS when his career winds down.