CESC FABREGAS goes emotional after appearing to confirm he is leaving Chelsea in emotional scenes at Stamford Bridge.
The Spaniard, 31, is out of contract at the end of the season and and has refused to sign an extension.
He started against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on saturday but his goodbye goal was ruined when he missed a first-half penalty
But that didn’t stop him from getting a hero’s reception at the end of the game as he broke down in tears on the pitch.
While Chelsea have wanted Fabregas to stay, they offer only 12-month deals to players over 30. The player himself had demanded a longer term deal.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri asked Fabregas to stay but he wants more first-team football having started just one Premier League game this season.
Former Arsenal star Fabregas had been determined to play stay for the early part of January in order to reach the landmark of 500 club appearances in English football.
He achieved that against Southampton in midweek and today’s showing was match number 501.
Fabregas’ exit will save Chelsea a significant sum in wages as he is currently on around £160,000 per week.
He is likely to meet Thiery Henry at Monaco.