L'Equipe - Arsenal and Manchester United have new rival for Fabregas

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Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for Cesc Fabregas according to reports in France this Thursday morning.

In recent weeks Cesc Fabregas has become one of the most talked about transfer targets in Europe. The Spanish international only arrived at his boyhood club Barcelona in a €30-odd million pound deal from Arsenal in 2011.

But things have not run smoothly since his homecoming. A general lack of perception at his best position for the Barcelona system and the form of Xavi and Andres Iniesta in his favoured attacking midfield has left him by the wayside on numerous occasions.

After Barcelona were humiliated by FC Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final it has become clear the Blaugrana plan on a mini-revamp of the first team. But to do so funds are needed and they reportedly view Fabregas as an unnecessary excess that they could cash in on.

That has seen him strongly linked with various moves in the past month; with AC Milan, Inter Milan and AS Monaco all tentatively reported to hold a vested interest in the player.

But in England two Premier League teams are also being mooted with a keen watchful eye on the 26-year-old.

His former club Arsenal are hoping to bring him back to The Emirates as part of their own summer rebuilding scheme; with the faith that the return of their former captain can bring elusive silverware back to North London.

Then there is Manchester United; with David Moyes reportedly ready to splash out and make Fabregas the first big name signing of his reign at Old Trafford.

But now it seems that they could all be blown away in terms of finances if reports in France are to be believed this morning.

According to L’Equipe (as reported on Le10) Paris Saint-Germain are now ready to join the race for Fabregas.

Considering the financial muscle the Parisiens offer there is little chance Arsenal or Manchester United could realistically match them on that front; so they must hope that the lure of the Premier League is enough to convince Fabregas to refuse the riches of PSG if they come calling.

It is yet another development in the Fabregas saga and in the end it may even come down to who replaces Carlo Ancelotti at the Parc des Princes this summer.

A Wenger-Fabregas reunion in Paris? Never say never.

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