RUMOURS: Roma want Fabregas on loan

The Serie A outfit are hoping a deal through to the end of the season can be put in place during the January window, with contract already made with Chelsea

Roma are hoping to take Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas on a six-month loan in January, according to Italian news outlet Il Tempo.

The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move to Serie A in recent months, with AC Milan also reported to be monitoring his situation at Stamford Bridge.

A lack of game time under Antonio Conte has sparked the transfer talk, with Fabregas having seen just 193 minutes of Premier League football this season.

Roma are prepared to offer him regular outings and are reported to have already made contact regarding a short-term deal through to the end of the 2016-17 campaign that includes an option to buy.