AC Milan have been heavily linked with the Spanish playmaker, who is thought to have been the subject of a failed summer bid by the Rossoneri.
Montella is only interested in bringing in a direct replacement for injured skipper Riccardo Montolivo, however, and claims that Fabregas therefore does not fit the description for type of player he is looking for.
“We’re looking for a player who has the characteristics that Montolivo has, who can also operate in a defensive-midfield two,” he is quoted as saying by The Sun . “Fabregas? He doesn’t have those characteristics.”