French giants Monaco have signed midfielder Cesc Fabregas from English Premier League aspect Chelsea.
Fabregas, who had six months left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, stated a tearful farewell to supporters after captaining Chelsea in final weekend’s FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
He has signed a three-and-a-half-year cope with Monaco, who’re 19th in Ligue 1 and coached by his former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry.
Fabregas leaves Stamford Bridge after a four-and-a-half-year spell that noticed him play a key position in two Premier League title triumphs and win the FA Cup and the League Cup.
His departure could power Chelsea into the marketplace for midfield reinforcements, with head coach Maurizio Sarri having felt Fabregas was the one player in his squad technically geared up to fill in for Jorginho as a deep-lying playmaker.