Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted he would love to see Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas leave Barcelona and return to north London.
The Daily Star reports how the injured England international revealed his desire to see the former Gunners captain back in England in an impromptu Q&A session on Twitter.
"Would you like to have Cesc back in the squad?" asked one follower. "Of course who wouldn't?" Wilshere tweeted in response, before adding that the Barcelona man was the best player he'd ever faced.
Fabregas has been heavily linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer, with suggestions that he's growing increasingly frustrated at being played out of position under Tata Martino.
Manchester United are believed to be weighing up a £45million bid for the Spain international, but a transfer to Old Trafford would appear unlikely given that Arsenal have first refusal on the Barcelona man.
Louis van Gaal is expected to have the final say on Manchester United's alleged pursuit of Fabregas, but his appointment as successor to David Moyes has been put back to next week, delaying any prospective transfer plans for the summer window.
Wilshere, meanwhile, has not played since fracturing his foot in an international friendly against Denmark at Wembley in March, and took the opportunity to update Arsenal and Three Lions fans on his rehabilitation progress.
Arsene Wenger intimated that the 22-year-old could be in contention for the final Premier League game of the 2013/14 campaign against Norwich City on Sunday, which would also make him available for Arsenal's FA Cup final clash with Hull City next weekend.
With doubts about Wilshere's long-term fitness and whether he would be back in time for the World Cup this summer, the Gunners star reassured his followers that he was optimistic about being selected in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad, which could result in him coming face-to-face with former team-mate Fabregas in Brazil.