The Spanish Federation have asked for Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas to travel to Spain to undergo a medical scan even though Jose Mourinho claimed on Saturday he was unable to play for Vicente Del Bosque's squad due to an injury.
After Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday, 8 November, the Portuguese boss revealed Fabregas (and as well Ramires) will be out of action for around three weeks after having played the full 90 minutes at Anfield risking a thigh injury.
Mourinho claimed the Chelsea midfielder was expected to miss his national team games against Belarus on Saturday 15 November and a friendly against World Cup champions Germany three days later – and as well the Blues games against West Bromwich Albion and Schalke after the international break.
"Fabregas put himself on the line. He gambled. We all gambled. He can't play for Spain. He can go but he will come back," Mourinho said.
But according to the AS, the Spanish Federation want to evaluate Fabregas's fitness by themselves before officially ruling him out for Del Bosque's squad and has urged the Chelsea star to fly to Madrid to take a scan.
When examinations confirm the midfielder has an injury, Fabregas will then be allowed to fly back to London and continue his recovery with Chelsea's doctors.
Meanwhile, AS claims that Del Bosque is already considering a host of alternatives including Atletico Madrid's Mario Suárez and Athletic Bilbao's Ander Iturraspe to replace the Chelsea star.
Nevertheless, Manchester United player Juan Mata is reportedly also among the candidates to replace Fabregas after scoring a goal on Saturday to lead Louis van Gaal's side to a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.