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Arsenal Close In On Deal to Re-Sign Barcelona Midfielder Cesc Fabregas: Gunners Have First Refusal On Spanish International

by The Newshound

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Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is reportedly open to a return to the Emirates Stadium if he is to be sold this summer according to the Daily Star.

The 25 year old Spanish international has not had the best of times since moving back to Barcelona and has been decidedly average for much of the current campaign and there is growing speculation that he could be sold as part of the Catalan club’s plans to rebuild their squad.

Though Fabregas has been a regular in La Liga action he has missed a number of crucial Champions League games, being left on the bench for encounters against AC Milan and Bayern Munich and his wretched display against the German giants in the second leg last week left the midfielder singled out for criticism.

This source states that Arsenal have the first option on Fabregas if he is to leave Barcelona and the La Liga side still owe around £5m of the original £35m deal to re-sign the player back in the summer of 2011.

Club president Sandro Rosell confirmed plans to re-shuffle the Barcelona pack, stating: “We need changes in our squad but those will not come until the end of the season.”

Fabregas is said to be house hunting in London and a move back to the capital would apparently suit his family, who are based in the area.

Cesc Fabregas spent eight seasons at Arsenal and made over 300 appearances for the North London side but managed to collect just one FA Cup success in that time.

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