Barcelona star poised for Arsenal return

Arsenal are weighing up a move to bring back fan favourite Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona this summer, Mirror reports.

The Spanish international only recently moved back to the Catalans in 2011 but could be set for a new homecoming with the Gunners again interested for his services.

Barcelona will be listening to offers coming in for the midfielder, and Arsenal have the advantage with a ‘first refusal’ option on his contract.

The former Arsenal captain is keen to return to the Premier League and reunite with Arsene Wenger, with the buy-back clause making it relatively easier for the Gunners.

Arsenal put in the clause when Barcelona purchased the 27-year-old in a £30million deal three years ago, ensuring that if they receive a bid for Cesc, the Gunners have to be informed.

Additionally, if the London club do not attempt to buy Fabregas back, Arsenal also receive a share of Barcelona’s profits.

Arsene Wenger is keeping a close eye on the situation, with the Catalan club likely to sell the Spaniard for around £35m.

Manchester United are also interested in the midfielder, making several bids last summer.