Francesc Fabregas will definitely leave Barcelona this summer, and already has a deal agreed with a mystery Premier League club, according to reports in Spain.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claim to have information which alludes to the fact that the former Arsenal captain has decided to return to England, and his agent, Darren Dein has been in negotiations with a number of clubs. It’s thought that it will take around €40million to take Fabregas away from Barcelona, as the Catalan giants hold out for a big sum despite the fact that they are happy to see him depart.
The news will most likely be of major interest to fans of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City - all of whom have been linked with making offers for the Spain international. Though Mundo refuses to reveal which side it is that the 27-year-old has an agreement with, it seems beyond all possible doubt that he will definitely be leaving the Nou Camp.
New boss Luis Enrique has been bought in to oversee a squad overhaul, and Fabregas, it would seem, is set to become the first casualty. Whether or not he will return to the Emirates Stadium, or instead make a shock switch to the likes of Chelsea or Liverpool remains to be seen.