Did Jose Mourinho try to sign Cesc Fabregas this summer?

Cesc admits receiving an interesting offer from an Italian club

Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that a Serie A side attempted to sign him over the summer and admitted that his head was turned by the amount of money that was on offer. He told

 ”Yes, it’s true. I did have offers from an Italian side which were interesting from an economical point of view. However, nothing really happened after that.”

It has been speculated that AC Milan were the side who made the bid but The Spoiler isn’t convinced considering they already had Mathieu Flamini, Andrea Pirlo, Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf, Massimo Ambrosini and Emerson capable of playing in central midfield and that vice-president Adriano Galliani wasn’t shy in announcing his transfer targets over the summer, as proven by his public pursuit of Emmanuel Adebayor.

Inter Milan on the other hand, were actively searching for a central midfielder and were focussing their attention on the Premier League, as shown by their attempts to sign Frank Lampard and their eventual decision to settle on Portsmouth’s Sulley Muntari. Is it possible that Jose Mourinho wanted to steal Fabregas from his old rival Arsene Wenger? Let us know what you think with a comment below.

4 responses so far
  • Alan // October 22, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Makes sense!

  • tiza4arsenal // October 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    i think thats a blatant lie cos j.m has no sense of attractive football and so wud hv no need for a player of cesc in his team.thats why he wud want someone like essien or muntari

  • Nathan // October 22, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    It probably was Inter, Milan announced every player they were interested in, while Inter kept very quiet, Inter needed a creative midielder as all they have is Stankovic.

  • Yoyo Ma // October 22, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Nathan: If Inter kept very quiet, how come everyone had to follow the painful Lampard saga? This is all pointless, possibly motived speculation.

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