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Cesc Fabregas leaves Chelsea to join Monaco

Cesc Fabregas has left Chelsea. Credit: PA

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has left Chelsea in order to join Ligue 1 side Monaco, where he has signed a three-and-a-half year deal..

Fabregas joins his former Arsenal colleague Thierry Henry, who is the Monégasque club's head coach.

The former Barcelona midfielder won two Premier Leagues and an FA Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge club.

Cesc Fabregas previously played with Thierry Henry at Arsenal Credit: PA

Eden Hazard said of Fabregas: "I can say that I was lucky to play with him. Since the beginning when he came we won the double together.

"Top guy on the pitch and off the pitch. A great friend of mine. I just have admiration for this guy.

"I hope he will have a good future. He is still a very good player. He will enjoy it."

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