Jose Mourinho ditched son’s finale to secure £27m Fabregas

Jose Mourinho was so desperate to complete the signing of Cesc Fabregas that he ditched his son’s season finale to ensure the Spanish midfielder’s £27m transfer to Chelsea.

The 27-year-old was in two minds whether he could cross the London divide having previously represented Arsenal as captain, but the Blues boss paid Fabregas a personal visit to convince him to move to Stamford Bridge.