Manchester United have been linked with a move for Juventus’ 18-year-old midfielder Grigoris Kastanos.
It is reported by the Daily Express that Jose Mourinho has sent his scouring team to watch Kastanos and the Cypriot midfielder has impressed.
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Kastanos has already made two appearances for Cyprus’ full national team and is currently said to be negotiating a new contract at Juve. The Italian champions want his release clause to be increased to over $23 million but per the report United are willing to pay that much for Kastanos.
Able to operate in an attacking midfield role, Kastanos is yet to make his debut for Juve but with Mourinho and United reportedly sniffing around the talented youngster may decide he can accelerate his development elsewhere.
Cesc Fabregas continues to warm his backside on the bench for Chelsea and according to a report in the Guardian Fabgreas has agreed to move and the Spanish midfielder could be heading to AC Milan in January initially on loan with a view to a permanent move.
Fabregas, 29, has been the odd man out so far under Antonio Conte‘s new system with N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic the starting central midfielders for the Blues. Fabregas’ form dipped considerably last season before and after Mourinho was fired as Chelsea’s boss. His 2014-15 campaign was littered was assists as Chelsea won the title but Fabregas has struggled to regain that form and it looks like if he wants to play regularly then the Spanish international must go elsewhere.
There’s simply no way a player of Fabregas’ individual quality will want to be sitting on the bench at Chelsea and if he ends up going to Milan and playing regularly then they might be the best thing right now for the former Arsenal and Barcelona star.