Premier League champions Chelsea have now stated Cesc Fabregas is not for sale after scrapping their previous plans to sell the Spanish midfielder, according to the Daily Star.
Fabregas, 30, still has two years left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and boss Antonio Conte is believed to be happy for him to stay, unless a huge offer comes in this summer.
The Blues were planning to ship out Fabregas this summer and were open to offers for the midfielder as he was not a first team regular this season. The reported reason for the change of heart by Conte was Fabregas’ impressive performances towards the end of the campaign.
The Spaniard appeared 29 times in the title winning season under Conte, only starting 13 of them. However, he had a key contribution when on the pitch as he registered 12 assists and found the back of the net on five occasions.
With Chelsea having more games on their schedule due to playing in the Champions League, Conte wants a bigger squad and he will be able to give Fabregas more time on the pitch.