Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has met with Cesc Fabregas’ family in hopes of talking the star into returning to his old club in the summer, according to talkSPORT.
Spanish newspapers are claiming that Guardiola has Fabregas at the top of his summer transfer wishlist, and will do whatever is necessary to bring the Arsenal star to the Spanish giants after he spent some of his youth career there.
The Daily Mail recently reported that Barcelona had offered £33 million for Fabregas, but the offer was rejected by Arsene Wenger. Wenger has long been angered by Barcelona’s relentless pursuit of Fabregas, and the fight for the Spaniard will no doubt heat up in the summer.
talkSPORT is reporting that a meeting is set between Arsenal and Barcelona for after the Champions League final, in which Barcelona face Manchester United, to discuss Fabregas’ future.
But with Guardiola meeting with Fabregas’ family to try and secure a deal, Arsenal look to have little chance of holding onto the star, who has often made his wishes to return to the Spanish giants clear.
Barcelona star Xavi just recently told Spanish press that Fabregas had told his Spanish teammate he wanted to move to Barcelona, but the star is just waiting on a deal to be agreed between Arsenal and Barcelona.
“I would like Cesc to come to Barca and he has also said that he wants to, but Arsenal and Barcelona have to agree,” Xavi said.