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Chelsea: Pedro reveals Fabregas frustration; Manchester United battle over Brazilian; strong reserve team win

Chelsea forward Pedro, close friends with unwanted midfielder Cesc Fabregas from their time together at Barcelona, has spoken about the frustration of his fellow Spaniard as he revealed:

Obviously his situation is difficult but he is training very well and the relationship with the teammates is perfect. Surely he will have an opportunity because he is a great player. We all know how good he is. He is happy here, he is content and let’s see if he can have more opportunities in the future.

Fabregas has been linked with a move to AC Milan in January but it seems that the obstacle to any deal may be the financial package he is currently on in London, which the Italian club may struggle to match.

He may be replaced by young Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia, claim Metro, who report that the Blues are locked in a transfer battle with Manchester United in the pursuit of the holding midfielder. The 19-year-old has shone for Santos and is being monitored by a number of European clubs.

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Maia has been likened in style to the likes of Xabi Alonso and he would be an ideal long term partner for N’Golo Kante in the central midfield duo in Antonio Conte’s system.

An under 23 team with 243 international caps yesterday came from behind to beat their Southampton counterparts as Michy Batshuayi, John Terry, Cesc Fabregas and Kurt Zouma were among those to start for the Blues. The Belgian forward opened the scoring in front of Antonio Conte, before Southampton took the lead before half time.

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The 23-year-old added a second goal and an equaliser in the second half before Marco Van Ginkel scored the winner late on to add three points to the tally for the Blues in Premier League 2.

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