Arsenal has turned down the chance to re-sign former captain Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for £30 million, reports the Daily Mail.
Much speculation has recently surrounded Fabregas, especially after he was seen in London recently. However, his visit was because of filming an advert, promoting 'Beats by Dr Dre'.
The Daily Mail reports that the Catalan giants, who are looking to sell the Spaniard, are contractually obliged to let Arsenal match any other bid they receive.
The 27-year-old is reluctant to leave Barcelona but the club seem to be certain they want to let him go.
Fabregas has reportedly expressed his desire to return to the Premier League should he leave the Nou Camp, with Liverpool and Chelsea also interested. Premier League champions Manchester City have ruled themselves out.
In terms of Arsenal, their main priorities lie elsewhere, most noticeably, strengthening up front and in defence as they already have a vast selection of quality midfield players, to which they have no plans to let go.
In a perfect world, there is no question Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would love to have Fabregas back under his management but the Frenchman simply does not have any space for the man he reluctantly let leave in 2011.
The likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey all occupy the Gunners attacking central positions and Wenger will not want to change anything in that department after a successful season.
Although Fabregas would prefer a move back to north London where he spent eight years, he may have to face an uncomfortable reality and eat his previous words of never playing for another English club, if he is to be reintroduced back to the Premier League.
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