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Official: Cesc Fabregas joins AS Monaco

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Chelsea Football Club has agreed terms with French Ligue side AS Monaco for the transfer of midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Fabregas is set to reunite with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry who is in charge at Monaco.

Monaco are currently 19th in Ligue 1, and Fabregas could make his debut when they travel to Marseille this weekend.

“We thank Cesc for his wonderful service and wish him the very best of luck for the next chapter in what has been a fantastic career,” read a statement on Chelsea’s official website.

Fabregas flew to Monaco on Sunday to finalize the deal and will leave English football after 501 matches.

The 31-year-old started his career in the Barcelona youth system, before joining Arsenal at the age of 16, and was made the club captain in 2008.

After eight years in North London, he returned to Barcelona where he won the La Liga, Copa Del Rey, and FIFA Club World Cup.

During Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea, he convinced Fabregas to join the Blues in 2014, and he helped the Portuguese boss win the Premier League 2015 and he’d win it again two years later under Antonio Conte.

“The Magician” as he’s called by Chelsea fans scored 15 goals in 138 appearances for the West London club.