Cesc: Jose's gesture convinced me on Chelsea move
Cesc Fabregas was convinced to join Chelsea when he realised Jose Mourinho had sacrificed a family commitment for him.
The ex-Arsenal captain has been a talking point between his new manager and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after he opted to join the Blues from Barcelona.
While Mourinho aimed a dig at Arsenal by claiming that the former Gunners favourite had his heart set on a Chelsea move from the beginning, Wenger refused to be baited into another feud with his rival, saying that Fabregas "landed where he wanted to go".
The Spanish international has now revealed to Chelsea TV that a special trip from the Special One made his mind up on the move that has surprised many Arsenal fans.
Fabregas said: "I studied them well in my head, thinking about it a lot with my family.
"I spoke to Jose on a Sunday afternoon, when he was missing his son's final game of the season to come and see me.
"From that, I know he made a great effort and he told me exactly what he wanted from me. He gave me a lift and made believe that he wanted me in a very good way.
"All of those things together made me sure that Chelsea was the best option for me."