The 27 year old left north London for Barcelona in 2011 and has been linked with a move back out of the club in the summer, with the Catalans looking to generate more cash to go on a spending spree and rejuvenate their squad.
The report suggests Arsene Wenger has spoken to Fabregas’ representative Darren Dein to start negotiating the return of the midfielder. Arsenal are understood to have the right to buy back their former skipper for £29.2 million, which is £800,000 more than what Barca paid for him three years’ ago.
The Spaniard is reportedly waiting for a conversation with manager Luis Enrique before deciding on his future. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and even Chelsea are keeping a close eye on his situation and will make a move if Arsenal withdraws their interest.
The Gunners are already well stocked in the creative midfield position with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey all capable of playing that role. However an injury ridden midfield proved crucial to our loss of the Premier League this season. Perhaps one more world class attacker would stop the threat of a severely weakened middle halting a charge for the League title again.
The instant quality that the Spaniard would bring to the team is unquestionable. His arrival will give them a player who is conversant with Wenger’s style of play, having been at the centre of their attack during his time in England. Imagine taking off Ramsey and being able to put in Cesc Fabregas, or having a central midfield three of Ozil, Ramsey, and Cesc?
His signing would be a sheer statement of intent from Arsenal and it would be a signing that strikes fear into the hearts of the biggest teams around Europe. The rather modest price tag on a midfielder of his quality is yet another incentive for Arsenal to go through with the purchase and with a £100 million pound transfer kitty, Wenger would have no trouble signing two other world class player along with Cesc.
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