Cesc Fabregas has lost his place in the Chelsea team this season to summer signing, Jorginho. The Spaniard is back-up to Jorginho and barely gets to start games in the Premier League this season.
The 31-year-old’s contract winds up at the end of the season, and he has so far not signed a contract extension with the club.
Fabregas has largely been restricted to run outs in the EFL Cup and Europa League and has started just one Premier League this season, Chelsea’s 2-1 loss at Wolves.
Fabregas voiced out his frustration last month over his lack of playing time.
“I know what my role is,” Fabregas said. “Unfortunately it’s not the one I want. I’m keeping it professional as usual.
“I’m always trying to do my best, in the conditions, playing with the youngsters, playing with the first team, even though this year I still haven’t played with the full, full first team one game.
“But, I’m trying to do what I can. It’s a difficult situation for me, obviously.”
However, Monaco boss Thierry Henry has called on the Chelsea star Henry has called who was his team-mate at Arsenal in a desperate plea to get him at the club and save Monaco who are languishing in a relegation fight.
Fabregas is said to be excited about the deal and is one game shy of making his 500th appearance in English football and the club will grant him the landmark occasion against Forest before allowing him to move on, reports claim.
Sarri however is keen on keeping Fabregas and has urged him to remain at the club.
“In this position we have only two players, Jorginho and Fabregas, so for me it would be really a problem without Cesc,” Sarri said last month.
“I want him to stay, I don’t know the final decision of Cesc and the club of course.
“But for me it’s very important and if Cesc will go I think that we need to buy another player, and it’s not easy because, technically, Cesc is a very important player.
“And I think that in the market it’s very difficult to find a player with his characteristics.”