Arsenal latest: Remy buyout clause and Barry interest

Loic Remy

All the latest news and gossip from the past 24 hours at The Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal are being linked with a potential move to bring Cesc Fabregas back to the club from Barcelona.

It is reported in Goal that Barca are preparing to listen to offers for the player - as the club and their fans are said to be unimpressed with his recent displays.

Arsenal are said to have a €29 million buy-back option on the player - they also have first refusal should another team approach the Catalans over his availability.

However reports in Spain have played down the reports - so for now, take this story with a pinch of salt.

It is reported that Arsenal are still said to be the favourites to sign Julian Draxler in the summer - however reports in Germany suggest differently.

Jan Age Fjortoft, a Bundesliga expert, has revealed that Arsenal’s interest has ‘cooled’ and that Draxler must improve of he is going to be picked up by Arsenal or Bayern Munich any time soon.

Arsenal are said to be interested in Gareth Barry once again.

The Manchester City player is currently on loan at Everton - but his contract expires this summer making him a free agent.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the player in the past - but never made a move.

Everton have reportedly offered him a two-year-deal but with a huge wage cut of £30k.

Tottenham Hotspur and AS Monaco are also rumoured to be keen on a deal.

Arsenal could activate Loic Remy’s buyout clause.

The French international striker is being heavily linked with a move to The Emirates - and is currently on loan at Newcastle United from QPR.

And today has seen QPR boss Harry Redknapp admit that a move could go ahead for the player this summer - if they meet the fee asked:

"I think he must have a buyout clause. I would imagine he has a buyout clause but I don't know how much.I would think it'll be difficult to keep him but I don't know. Tony [Fernandes, QPR chairman] speaks to him. He's got a good relationship with him. He's a good player - we'd love to have him back.”

Arsene Wenger has also revealed the fitness news ahead of the game with West Brom on Sunday. Kieran Gibbs remains injured while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere are also still out.

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