Chelsea news: Fenerbahce keeping tabs on Cesc Fabregas as midfielder nears exit

He fell behind in the pecking order during Antonio Conte’s tenure.

Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante were the preferred midfield duo when Chelsea won the Premier League in the 2016/17 season.

The likes of Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are ahead of Fabregas in Chelsea’s midfield.

And former Chelsea star Joe Cole believes Kovacic is the best option.

“I think he’s different class,” Cole recently said of Kovacic.