Cesc Fabregas’s proposed switch from Chelsea to AC Milan may be decided by his wife Daniella Semaan, according to a report.
The Spanish midfielder is rumoured to be a top January target for the Italian giants after entering the final six months of his Stamford Bridge contract.
Fabregas has fallen out of favour at Chelsea, starting just one Premier League game under Maurizio Sarri, but he recently revealed that he is likely to remain in West London until next summer.
He is reportedly ready to take a pay cut to secure a move to Italy in January.
According to Corriere dello Sport, as cited on Calciomercato, Fabregas is willing to lower his wage demands with a move to Milan seeming increasingly likely.
It had previously been suggested that the player’s wages could scupper his chances of joining the San Siro outfit.
A report carried by The Sun suggests that Rossoneri have a new secret weapon in their bid to sign the 31-year-old, however, as his spouse is said to value an experience in Milan.
Chelsea will reportedly still push ahead with plans to offer Fabregas a new long-term deal in the coming weeks.
The Spaniard is among Chelsea’s top earners, making it more difficult for the player to be offloaded in the coming months.
Head coach Maurizio Sarri has also spoken of his desire to keep Fabregas at the club, but with no new contract in the offing, he could be moved on as early as January.
With Fabregas due to turn 32 next year, Chelsea are unlikely to offer him the sort of deal that he is looking for.
Both Milan and Chelsea have been in talks over several January deals, with the Italian club also interested in signing Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill.