Arsenal are exploring the possibility of re-signing Cesc Fabregas from FC Barcelona this summer.
The Spain international has been statistically impressive since returning to Camp Nou from north London in 2011, scoring 8 times and providing 13 assists in La Liga this term.
However, he hasn’t always been selected in big games, and has even been booed on occasion by Barca fans.
According to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, Fabregas could well be allowed to leave this summer.
FCB willing 2 listen 2 offers 4 Cesc. He willing 2 B attracted away from the Camp Nou. But that's a loooong way from saying he will B sold
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) April 29, 2014
According to Goal.com, Arsenal will be at the front of the queue to re-sign their former captain due to a a first option and €29 million (approximately £23.8 million) buyback clause being inserted into his contract when he left the Gunners for Barcelona.
Goal claim that Arsene Wenger has personally phoned Fabregas “quite a bit” to discuss the possibility of returning to Emirates Stadium, with the player having not managed to either oust Xavi Hernandez or Andres Iniesta from the Barca side – or convince the fans he can succeed either in their current roles.
In an indifferent season all round for FC Barcelona, Fabregas may feel he is being made a scapegoat.
At Arsenal, he would be a returning hero.