Cesc Fabregas would consider Manchester United move on one condition

Spain international Cesc Fabregas will snub the chance of linking up with league rivals Manchester United unless Chelsea decide to place him on the transfer market.

The World Cup winner was largely used from the bench by Antonio Conte in order to add more creativity in the dying stages of the campaign. Despite this, the 30-year-old is willing to stay put with the Blues for another season with a view to fighting for his position under the Italian coach.

According to The Telegraph, the Spaniard is by no means of thinking of an exit from Stamford Bridge as he looks to help the Blues on their return to the Champions League. However, his mindset could be shifted during the summer, if the Premier League holders make it clear that he is unwanted at the club.

Manchester United are understood to be hot on the trail of a new playmaker, and it is suggested that Jose Mourinho could plot a raid on his former club to sign Fabregas, who could be offered a pivotal role for the 2017/18 campaign. The former Barcelona man earned just 13 league starts over the course of the previous season while he was restricted to just 29 minutes in the FA Cup final loss to Arsenal.

Following the Cup defeat, Fabregas hinted that he could assess his future in the summer as he has not quite influenced Conte's decision to play him on a regular basis, he said: "[I’m] not necessarily [wanting to leave Chelsea], but, in football, you can never say never. Everything can happen. I feel loved by the fans here. Every time I have played, I have shown I can play at the top level in this team, by far. It is all about trying to change the manager’s decision, but he wants what’s best for the team."

Despite his reduced gametime last term, Fabregas bagged five goals and 12 assists for the west London giants en route to their fifth ever Premier League title.