Writing could be on the wall for Fabregas as reports suggest Italy is on the horizon

The news comes on the back of Fabregas being excluded from Chelsea's squad to take on Manchester United

You could describe Cesc Fabregas' return to the Premier League as chaotic. His first year resulted in a Premier League title before the recent descent into the worst form of his career and a now a possible move to Italy this January.

His time under Guus Hiddink has not started well and the writing appears to be on the wall for the Spaniard at Chelsea but he doesn't seem to be short of admirers on the continent.

Fabregas was not named in Chelsea's squad to take on Manchester United with reports suggesting he was suffering from an undisclosed 'illness' with Hiddink saying he has a "temperature" in the pre-match interview. This comes on the back of his half-time substitution during Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Watford on Stephen's Day after earlier reports that Fabregas' relationship with former Blues boss, Jose Mourinho, had broken down.

There was also a report suggesting that Fabregas had clashed with a younger player earlier in the year having been nutmegged in training, which did not endear him to fans or indeed any of his own squad. 

Fabregas was also pinpointed by fans, and targetted online, when Mourinho claimed there could be someone in the dressing room who had betrayed him and it appears things have not gotten much better under Hiddink.

There was a report today in the Mirror suggesting that AC Milan and Juventus were willing to do battle for the former Arsenal and Barcelona player's signature as Chelsea look to build again following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Fabregas is still only 28 and could slot into many midfields in the best teams in the world. It remains to be seen what business Chelsea do this winter with Diego Costa also being the subject of intense transfer speculation. The might opt to stick with what they have or begin an overhaul in January with Fabregas being the starting point.