Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is contemplating a shock swoop for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas who could be surplus to requirements with the Blues following Antonio Conte's transfer spree this summer. The former Arsenal man joined Chelsea in 2014 from Barcelona and won the league title in his debut season with the Blues.
The Mirror reports that Fabregas has a good relationship with Mourinho and would be willing to make a move if the Portuguese man makes a swoop for him this summer. Conte wants more energy and steel in midfield and is set to complete a move for Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante while also keeping tabs on Roma's Radja Nainggolan and Andre Gomes from Valencia, both of who are capable of playing in that role.
The Spaniard made 18 assists in the league in 2014/15 to lead Chelsea to the title but struggled in the following year that saw Mourinho sacked. His five goals and seven assists last season was a reflection of Chelsea's poor form, when they finished the season in 10th spot, out of contention of a place in Europe.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has made signing Paul Pogba his priority for the summer and is willing to break the world record transfer fee to secure his signature. The Juventus man is just back from an impressive Euro 2016 campaign with France, where they travelled to the finals but were defeated by Portugal in extra time.
The Red Devils have already completed three signings for the transfer window in the form of Villarreal defender Eric Bailly, out of contract striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund. He has earmarked four players for departure in the form of Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Fabregas, should he arrive, will slot into the space vacated by Mata, who himself transferred from Chelsea to Old Trafford in 2014 under Davids Moyes.