Chelsea midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas could be set for an exit from the club soon, and according to some reports, his next destination could be Italy.

One of Italy's leading newspapers, Corriere dello Sport, has reported that Serie A powerhouses Inter Milan and Juventus are fighting to acquire the signature of the player. Also, according to Mirror, which has quoted reports from Italy, Fabregas has apparently said he wants to depart from the Premier League club.

The ex-Arsenal hotshot has never showed any glimpse of the form he is capable of this season for Chelsea. Fabregas, along with Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, has come under criticism from Chelsea fans following their poor display under Jose Mourinho.

However, will things change for Chelsea now under Guus Hiddink? Only time will tell. But as for now, the future of Fabregas at Stamford Bridge hangs in balance. 

The 28-year-old former World Cup winner with Spain has clocked just three assists and a goal from 23 appearances for the Blues in all competitions this season. His contract at Stamford Bridge runs until the summer of 2019.

A major player departing from Chelsea at the moment might not be on the cards, as club owner Roman Abrahamovich will be keen on holding on to his star players until the end of the season, when they get a permanent manager.

Nevertheless, expect Juventus, who lack some firepower in the midfield at the moment, to step up their chase of Fabregas in the days to come. Also, the prospect of star midfielder Paul Pogba leaving the Old Lady for a Spanish club looms large.

Inter Milan, table-toppers at the moment, are also keen on key additions as they look forward to Champions League football next season. Fabregas could come as a real good addition for them.