‘Never say never’ on moving – Cesc

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has failed to rule out leaving the club this summer – ‘in football you can never say never’.

The 30-year-old made only 15 starts this season for the Blues who despite romping their way to the league title under Antonio Conte, fell to an FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal at the weekend with the midfielder only appearing as a substitute.

"Not necessarily, but in football you can never say never,” Fabregas told reporters after the cup final when asked if he would consider a summer move.

"Anything can happen but I have always said I feel very, very loved by the fans here and every time I have played I have shown I can play at the top level in this team.

“It is all about trying to change the manager's decision.

"I thought I was playing very, very well in the last few months," he said. "I was in great form and it was a shame I didn't start the game. I was playing very well and the team was winning, scoring a lot of goals and defending well.

"That is football, you have to accept decisions. It is a bad day and a shame because we wanted to win. The most important thing is the team didn't win.

"Sometimes it is all about the coach's decision. I don't think I could have done much more this season, it is the coach's decision and you have to respect that.

"I'm sure he wants the best for the team and if he thinks that is the way to go you have to go with it, we are a team. It is between him and me. I have nothing against Antonio, he has done a fantastic job.

"Of course every player wants to play more, it is in the genes of a winner and I am one of them. I'm here for whatever the team needs and I have shown that during the season."

Fabregas was last month linked to a move to AC Milan in the press, after the Italian giants underwent a successful takeover bid.

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