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According to the trustworthy guys at talkSPORT, Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has agreed to move to Chelsea this summer, coming in as a direct replacement for the outgoing Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.
The report, published in the last hour, claims that the player was told that he would be leaving his boyhood club for a second time, having rejoined three years ago from Arsenal, and that Chelsea have beaten Manchester United to his signature.
The rumour mill went into overdrive last night concerning Fabregas’ proposed move back to the Premier League, with a number of Spanish publications claiming a deal to take him to West London had been rubber-stamped.
Read more – The Transfer Lens: Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea?
The now infamous Gerard Pique video also appeared on the web, with the Spanish defender seemingly informing national team boss Vicente del Bosque that Cesc was all set to leave Barcelona.
The new report from talkSPORT will add credence to the rumours, which were under attack a few times last night, not least by Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, who claimed that despite the Pique video and rumours, no deal had been agreed…yet.
Cesc hasnt got a deal with Chelsea, it doesnt matter what Pique or others say. Not yet. Conversations taking place but NO DEAL YET. Not yet
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) June 4, 2014
Twelve hours later, and it seems that the deal is all but done in light of today’s story, with former Arsenal hero Fabregas to take up the mantle thrown down by a Chelsea legend.