Chelsea star Pedro Rodriguez has claimed that Cesc Fabregas remains "happy" and "quiet" at Stamford Bridge despite recurrent rumours linking him with a January move away from West London. The Canary Island forward admits that the former Barcelona and Arsenal star is leaving a "difficult situation" but still hopes to convince Antonio Conte to make him space in his 3-4-3 formation though the season.

Fabregas' future at Stamford Bridge already came under huge scrutiny during the dying days of the summer transfer window. However, the 29-year-old midfielder decided to continue at Chelsea with hopes to force his way into Conte's plans.

But the former Barcelona star has since only started one Premier League game, being withdrawn after 55 minutes in the disappointing defeat to Arsenal.

Calcio Mercato Web and Corriere dello Sport have reported in recent times that AC Milan could be tempted to lure him to the Serie A ahead of the January transfer window while other sources has also linked him with a loan move to West Ham.

Conte ruled out both options last week after claiming that Fabregas and Oscar have a future at Chelsea, adding that the Spaniard was fit again to face Middlesbrough on Sunday (20 November) following a spell on the sidelines due to injury.

But the former Arsenal maestro was an unused substitute for the first-team on weekend and instead played alongside John Terry with the Under23 side during the Premier League 2 encounter with Southampton on Monday.

Asked about how the former Fabregas is dealing with the situation during an interview with Radio Estadio, Pedro replied: "He is fine, he is quiet. Obviously his situation is difficult but he is training very well and the relationship with the teammates is perfect. Surely he will have an opportunity because he is a great player."

But when asked whether Fabregas could leave the team in order to secure more playing time somewhere else, he only replied: "We all know how good he is. He is happy here, he is content and let's see if he can have more opportunities in the future."

Pedro has eventually managed to turnaround his own exiled at Chelsea to become a regular for Conte since the Italian boss switched to the 3-4-3 formation, having started in the last five Premier League victories ahead of William.

The former Barcelona forward expressed his delighted his side good form but urged his teammates to don't lose the focus ahead of their next crucial derby with Tottenham on Saturday (26 November).

"The truth is that we are doing very well with this system. We have won six games in a row. Furthermore we have not conceded any goals and this is the way to follow. We have go to the top (of the Premier League) like this and now we have to keep the same way," Pedro said. "It's clear that target is fighting for the league but we know it is very difficult and very competitive. We have to go step by step."