The Spanish midfielder has seen speculation surround his future for some time, after failing to win a regular starting place since moving to Barcelona in 2011.
Fabregas has said publicly he wants to stay and fight for his place at the Nou Camp, although it is understood he would jump at the opportunity to return to North London.
A deal would appear relatively straightforward for Arsenal to conclude, as all they would need to do would be to activate the £25million buy-back clause in the player’s contract.
Should Barca decide they are willing to sell Fabregas, then Arsenal would have first refusal on the player they sold for £35million two summers ago.
Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the 26-year-old during this summer’s transfer window, although given that Arsenal have first refusal, it is difficult to see Fabregas opting for a move to Old Trafford instead of returning to the Emirates.
The Gunners have asked to be kept updated on how the situation progresses throughout the summer, although nothing is expected to happen for some time, as Fabregas is still on holiday after playing for Spain in last month’s Confederations Cup.
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