Chelsea and Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas offered huge pay-day to join Qatari club Al-Gharafa in transfer from Monaco

CESC FABREGAS has been offered an epic payday to end his career with Qatari club Al-Gharafa.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea star quit Stamford Bridge to join Monaco last year.

Spain international Fabregas has since struggled to justify his £5.7million-a-year salary from the Ligue 1 club.

He made 22 appearances without scoring as Monaco ended the season ninth in the 20-team league.

Fabregas, 33, has two years left on his contract with the Monte Carlo club.

However they are understood to favour getting him off their payroll faced with a financial downturn caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Respected France Football magazine has now claimed Al-Gharafa have made enquiries about the World Cup-winning midfielder.

The Qataris are managed by Slavisa Jokanovic, the ex-Chelsea midfielder and former Watford and Fulham boss.

Their squad includes former Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia and ex-Wolves, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest midfielder Adlene Guedioura.

Fabregas already has family connections with the Middle East, with his wife Daniella Semaan hailing from Lebanon.

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Super-rich Al-Gharafa are ready to break the bank to lure the former Premier League and Barcelona ace to the Gulf.

Their league rivals Al-Sadd recently splashed out to land ex-Arsenal star Santi Cazorla.

And Fabregas could now swap an opulent Monaco lifestyle but stuttering playing career for a cash jackpot in Qatar – the host nation for the 2022 World Cup.

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