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United reportedly in for this Chelsea midfielder. No, really

Could Cesc Fàbregas really be on his way to Manchester United?

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Not content to have played an important role in the demise of José Mourinho once already, Chelsea's perennial disappointment Cesc Fàbregas has been linked with a reunion at Old Trafford. With the new Blues boss Antonio Conte lining up the likes of N'Golo Kanté and João Mário as midfield reinforcements, Fàbregas could be about to be given the boot -- and Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer him a new home.

That's according to the Mirror's Darren Lewis, who writes that Fàbregas "still has a good relationship with Mourinho," despite the Spanish international's miserable failure to perform as things all went so horribly wrong at Stamford Bridge last season. In better news, Lewis also claims that "The United boss has prioritised a world-record £100m move for Paul Pogba and is set to step up his attempts to land the Juventus superstar this week."

Assuming United to manage to sign Pogba -- which, of course, is a big assumption -- Fàbregas would surely be only a very expensive rotation player, and perhaps a vastly overrated one at that. The 29-year-old has never truly shown world class talent, and indeed must shoulder much of the blame for Chelsea's mid-table finish last season. Let's hope we steer clear.