With Barcelona looking to rebuild after a season of disappointment, Guillem Balague is reporting that Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas has been made available for transfer. Arsenal could also be interested in bringing Fabregas back to the Emirates Stadium.
Both clubs have been informed by Barcelona that a bid of £45 million would be enough to secure Fabregas’s return to the Premier League.
A protracted transfer saga last summer saw Fabregas repeatedly linked to Manchester United, who apparently retain an interest in the midfielder despite a change in manager.
Fabregas has been a slight disappointment since moving to Barcelona for £30 million in 2011. He struggled when used in Xavi’s deeper role but profited when used as an understudy to Iniesta. Problematically for Fabregas, Iniesta is still, without a doubt, a first choice player at Barcelona.
An issue last summer was Barcelona’s supposed reticence to lose a player with the famed ‘Barcelona DNA’, but clearly this is considered less of an issue under the new manager Luis Enrique.