Roma want to take Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas on a six-month loan deal in January, reports Il Tempo.
However, despite Blues boss Antonio Conte insisting his player will not be leaving Stamford Bridge in the new year, the Rome-based daily says Chelsea may let Fabregas move to the Italian capital if that then gives them first option on Roma duo Radja Nainggolan and Antonio Rudiger.
It’d enable the Spaniard to get regular playing time and he is also eligible for the Europa League.
Milan have also been heavily linked with a loan bid for Fabregas in the January transfer window.
With Coach Antonio Conte keen on the aforementioned Roma stars, the Giallorossi could use this as a much needed bargaining chip in order to secure the services of 29-year-old Fabregas.
Fabregas moved to Stamford Bridge in a £28m deal from Barcelona in 2014.