Chelsea midfielder Fabregas bids tearful farewell ahead of Monaco move

The Spain international is on the verge of joining of the Ligue 1 side, and said farewell to his home fans in Saturday’s win over Nottingham Forest Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas bid a tearful farewell to the Stamford Bridge crowd on Saturday as he closes in on a move to Monaco. 

 The 31-year-old started against Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup third-round tie, wearing the captain’s armband for the Blues. Fabregas had the perfect opportunity to sign off with a goal, but he saw a 30th-minute penalty saved by Forest goalkeeper Luke Steele. 
With Chelsea up 2-0 late in the game, Fabregas was given a chance to say farewell to the Blues faithful as he was subbed off by manager Maurizio Sarri. Fabregas embraced team-mate David Luiz before taking his time exiting the pitch, applauding the Stamford Bridge crowd.