Spanish international Cesc Fabregas has been lined-up for a return to the Premier League following a turbulent spell at the Nou Camp this season.
In a recent report by the Spanish press Diario Sport, the former Arsenal ace has been made available for transfer this summer as the Catalans bid to make big changes – a decision which has gone down well with the supporters despite Barca's number four racking up an impressive 13 La Liga assists so far this campaign.
Manchester United are reportedly keen, with some sectors of media suggesting the Red Devils will bid a handsome €55m for his services this summer.
With former Barcelona boss Louis Van Gaal allegedly close to taking over at Old Trafford, the Dutchman’s new era at the club would certainly be an exciting proposition for Europe’s leading stars.
The 27-year-old has also been linked with a return to the Emirates. However, from a financial perspective, the Gunners may feel cautious about blowing a huge part of their transfer budget on just one player.
Amid the speculation, Cesc Fabregas has reportedly opened up on the situation and is ready to snub the intentions of Man United and Arsenal in favour of staying at the club winning over the Barcelona supporters.
According to the Spanish press El Confidencial, Cesc Fabregas has told those closest to him that he wants to turn the Nou Camp whistles and jeers into applause and ovations as he bids to remain at the club he loves and at least see out his contract which expires in 2016.
Whilst the news may come as a blow for Man United and Arsenal, at least both clubs can now move on to other targets and not fall into the trap of chasing specific players all summer only to hit a snag towards the end of the transfer deadline.