Cesc Fabregas would prefer a return to Arsenal over a switch to Manchester United or Manchester City and will make a decision on his Barcelona future next week.
According to The Mirror, the Spain international is frustrated over the minor role he has been given in Barcelona’s big games this season and will have talks with manager Tito Vilanova after the Camp Nou club play their final league game.
The report claims Fabregas still hopes to return to Arsenal one day and the Gunners would be his preferred destination should talks with Vilanova not progress.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes is a keen admirer of the 26-year-old but any move by the Old Trafford club would be hindered by a clause in the deal that saw Fabregas leave them for Barcelona.
That clause, according to the report, gives Arsene Wenger first option on the midfielder and allows them to bring him back to Emirates Stadium for a fee of between £20-25million.
It also means any bid by Manchester United – as well as other reported rivals Manchester City – would oblige Barcelona to inform Arsenal.
The report also claims Fabregas is not keen about moving to another English club after the vitriol Robin van Persie was subjected to when he moved to Manchester United last summer.