Report: Fabregas’ Monaco move put on hold

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea acknowledges the fans as he leaves the pitch to be subbed during the FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on January 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea will reportedly allow Cesc Fabregas to join AS Monaco this month if they find a replacement after he agreed to join the French side on a three-year deal

The 31-year-old midfielder will be out of contract at the end of the season and recently arrived at Monaco to finalise a move.

Les Monegasques boss Thierry Henry confirmed on Monday that he remains in regular contact with his old Arsenal team-mate and insisted the Spaniard is a “player who interests all clubs”.

Now Sky Sports reports that Fabregas has agreed to join Monaco this summer on a three-year deal.

Willian eyes a new contract at ‘special’ Chelsea

Willian has signalled his intent to remain at Chelsea beyond the end of his current contract.

But the reports adds that Blues director Marina Granovskaia is preventing any transfer this month until Chelsea can find a suitable replacement.

Manager Maurizio Sarri had previously announced that they would be in real trouble if Fabregas left with no player coming in to fill the void.

The Italian has allegedly set his sights on Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella and Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes.