Devils con­firm Shaw out for the sea­son

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON

CESC Fabre­gas is be­ing looked at by Manch­ester United and Liver­pool with Chelsea pre­pared to put a £30 mil­lion (RM165 mil­lion) ask­ing price on the mid­fielder if they are to sell to a Premier League ri­val.

The mid­fielder, who turned 30 yes­ter­day, is likely to be among the play­ers that An­to­nio Conte would be will­ing to part with in the sum­mer. His con­tract with Chelsea runs un­til 2019.

There has been in­ter­est from Italy and China in the mid­fielder but Fabre­gas is known to en­joy liv­ing in Eng­land.

He has had a key role in Chelsea’s rise to the top of the Premier League hav­ing made 25

Daily Mail his ca­reer at An­field.

He also played a lead­ing com­mu­nity role in the af­ter­math of the 1989 Hills­bor­ough disas­ter, at­tend­ing fu­ner­als and meet­ing the be­reaved af­ter 96 Liver­pool fans were crushed to death at the Sh­effield sta­dium be­fore an FA Cup semi-fi­nal against Not­ting­ham For­est.

“The lead­er­ship and so­lace he gave to in­di­vid­u­als, the club and city as it tried to come to terms with the trauma and tragedy of Hills­bor­ough tran­scended sport­ing achieve­ment,” said Henry.

“His name is syn­ony­mous with our club, with our home and the city of Liver­pool. Now it will be as vis­i­ble as it is pal­pa­ble.” Reuters VIGO: Manch­ester United de­fender Luke Shaw will miss the rest of the sea­son with a foot in­jury.

The 21-year-old Shaw missed most of last sea­son af­ter a dou­ble leg break and has en­dured a frus­trat­ing come­back cam­paign.

The Eng­land in­ter­na­tional had man­aged to force his way back into Jose Mour­inho’s plans in re­cent weeks. In only his 19th ap­pear­ance of the cam­paign, Shaw was force off in­side the open­ing 10 min­utes against Swansea in the Premier League on Sun­day.

“Luke Shaw is in­jured and it is an im­por­tant in­jury ob­vi­ously,” Mour­inho said on Wed­nes­day. “But we are still wait­ing for one more med­i­cal opin­ion for the med­i­cal depart­ment to de­cide what to do. But it doesn’t mat­ter what — he is out for the sea­son. That is con­firmed.”

Shaw joins Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic, Mar­cos Rojo and Tim Fosu-Men­sah on the side­lines. AP

Cesc Fabre­gas’ Chelsea con­tract ex­pires in 2019.

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