Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas wants his future resolving before the start of the World Cup following a fresh series of reports linking him with a return to Barcelona.
Febregas, 23, has regularly been linked with a return to his boyhood club since developing into one of the the best midfielders in Europe during seven years in north London.
Barca have regularly hinted that they would like to re-sign Fabregas and the Spain international is reportedly set to hold crunch talks with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger this weekend over his future in the Premier League.
Fabregas is currently recovering from a fractured leg and hopes to be fit in time for the start of the World Cup.
"If I ever leave Arsenal it will be to play for Barcelona," he is quoted as saying in the Spanish media.
"I would like to go, whether they want me or not is another matter.
"I am 23 years old and I have a long career in front of me. I've never hidden the fact that playing for Barcelona is a dream that I would like to fulfil.
"I would like to know my future before the World Cup because to play with other things in my head will not benefit anyone."