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Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas’ contract is set to expire at the end of the season. This means that he can leave Stamford Bridge for nothing in the summer.

The midfielder has been the subject of interest from the likes of AC Milan and Fenerbahce but the Spaniard is keen to remain in London.

His family is settled in the city and he still hopes he can earn a new deal at Chelsea although it remains to be seen if the Blues will make him an offer.

He said: “I still believe in myself a lot and think I can add so much to this team.

“Let’s see what happens but I am happy here.

“In life, not just football, timing is the most important thing. You don’t have to rush decisions, you don’t have to talk before things happen. At the moment I am playing once a week.

“But we will see when the time comes that the Europa League ends for two months and there is a break in the EFL Cup [before the semi-finals should Chelsea get there]. Then there will only be games in the Premier League [for a few weeks].”

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However, reports from the Evening Standard suggest that the 31-year-old midfielder will have to take a significant pay cut to remain at Chelsea.

Fabregas is one of the top earning players at Chelsea as he currently earns £160,000 per week regardless of how sparingly he has been used by Maurizio Sarri this term.

Fabregas is yet to start a Premier League game for Chelsea this season under Sarri, and this has to do with the presence of Jorginho in the team.

He has been mostly used as a backup option and in other competitions such as the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

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