Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas wanted to rejoin Arsenal in the summer, according to his former teammate at both Arsenal and Barcelona Alex Song.
Fabregas’ move to Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window was one of the most shocking signings that took place throughout the summer months.
The Spain international was heavily linked with a move back to Arsenal last season, but their interest never seemed to materialise in any legitimate way and a switch never occurred.
Instead, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea’s manager, made a stunning swoop to bring Fabregas back to the Premier League, buying the former Arsenal man for a fee reported to be around £30 million.
This came as something of a surprise, with Fabregas’ Barcelona and Mourinho’s Real Madrid having regularly feuded over the last few season.
It also came as a hammer blow to Arsenal fans, who still identified with Fabregas after his departure.
Song has revealed Fabregas wanted to return, saying: “Cesc also wanted to come back to Arsenal, who did not want activate their buy-back clause.