Cesc Fabregas set to join AS Monaco after emotional Chelsea farewell

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Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac admitted Saturday (Jan 5) his team needed "young players", amid speculation the German champions have launched a €33 million bid for Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Bayern are not the only club interested in landing Hudson-Odoi, however, with fellow Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig also looking at the England youth worldwide, while Serie A Champions Juventus too have also entered the race for his signing.

"I don't know if that's a goodbye to the Premier League or necessarily to Chelsea because, for me, Fabregas' career is an Arsenal one as far as I'm concerned".

'He's a magical player, ' said Ross Barkley. 'He did very well, with two assists, and he worked very hard defensively. "Even if he was not a regular this season, he was an important player for us, like today, he had another great game".

Chelsea will be without Olivier Giroud once again as the striker is still nursing an ankle injury while Pedro is also on the sidelines with a hamstring issue - although they could return for the Carabao Cup semi-final with Tottenham next week. 'Hopefully my chances keep coming'.

With Pulisic set to arrive at Chelsea next season and the Blues also reportedly pursuing PSV Eindhoven's Hirving Lozano, it does seem like Hudson-Odoi's future lies away from the West London outfit. 'We are looking for young talents who can bring us things. "But it's not just about myself, it's about the team - we all did well so it's congratulations to the team for the victory".

Fabregas joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2014 and became an instant hit at the club.

"I've been training in that position for the last couple of weeks".

While the other youngsters were intent on running with the ball, Fabregas would receive it on the half-turn, take two touches and split defences with his passing. Thierry Henry can trust him.

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