Cesc Fabregas remains in limbo at Chelsea.
It’s looking more and more likely the former Barcelona and Arsenal star could move on from Stamford Bridge either in January or at the end of the season, but one destination can be ruled out.
It was thought that AC Milan were set to launch a bid for the World Cup winner, but that is no longer the case.
The Sun are reporting that although Milan are still keen to bring in a replacement for Riccardo Montolivo, Fabregas is no longer being considered as an option.
Montolivo has been sidelined for at least six months with a knee injury, but Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has confirmed he won’t be knocking on Chelsea’s door.
“We’re looking for a player who has the characteristics that Montolivo has, who can also operate in a defensive-midfield two,” he said.
“Fabregas? He doesn’t have those characteristics.”
It’s hardly surprising Europe’s top clubs aren’t lining up to sign Fabregas, who has started just once in the Premier League this season – and that came in a 3-0 defeat at his old club Arsenal.
Antonio Conte clearly has no place for him in his squad, and it may well be the same elsewhere unless he is able to make a big impact if he can force his way into the Blues’ starting XI.