Fabregas joins Monaco from Chelsea

Now 31, Fabregas eventually made the same move as Henry when he left the Emirates Stadium for Barcelona, but he returned to English football with Chelsea in 2014.

Fabregas played with Monaco boss Henry at Arsenal at the start of his career, between 2003 and 2007, and the two share the same agent in Darren Dein.

But with Chelsea, the midfielder picked up two Premier League champions medal and one FA Cup title.

Fabregas was previously Jorginho's deputy in the deepest midfield position, with the World Cup victor being the only other central player in our squad capable of dictating the play from that area of the pitch. I'm here to help the team. "We have a big game against Marseille on Sunday, I'm very excited".

Well, the fallout has been surprisingly muted, aside from a tweet by Evening Standard journalist Simon Johnson who shed new light on Chelsea's replacement plans.

Given that he is now plying his trade in Russian Federation with Zenit St. Petersburg, Leandro Paredes would be a very attainable target for Chelse.

At just 21 years old, Nicolo Barella would certainly represent a great long-term investment for Chelsea.

"It makes sense for everybody - a happy ending for Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea".

Possessing a good eye for a pass; a quality that can only improve by learning from Jorginho.

The Spanish midfielder has completed his move to Monaco.

Chelsea have already been the busiest of the top clubs in the current transfer window and fans shouldn't have long to wait for their latest piece of news.

Vanessa Coleman