Did Jose Mourinho try to sign Cesc Fabregas this summer?
Cesc admits receiving an interesting offer from an Italian club
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 Sport.es:
”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.