Real Madrid pursuit of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas would be ‘complicated’, admits Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says a move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas would be ‘complicated’.

It has been reported that the Spaniard has been offered to clubs like Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain as new boss Antonio Conte continues to revamp his squad.

The 29-year-old, who moved back to the Premier League in 2014, has had mixed fortunes at Stamford Bridge and was left out of the starting line-up for Chelsea’s opening game of the season against West Ham on Monday night, fueling speculation about his future.

However Zidane has poured cold water on claims that Fabregas could be headed for the Spanish capital by suggesting that he already has enough options in central midfield.

Speaking after Madrid’s 5-3 win over Reims on Tuesday night, he said: “If you want to put another central midfielder into the mix then it becomes complicated.

“Cesc is a great player, but it is not very straightforward.

“I am going to end up with a squad where three or four players do not get selected. To therefore put another player in there makes it difficult.”

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