According to the BBC’s David Ornstein, Arsenal have informed Barcelona that they are not interested in signing Cesc Fabregas this summer.
Arseblog News can also confirm that Arsenal rejected the chance to bring the midfielder back to the club after being made aware of his availability by the Catalan giants.
The Gunners insisted in the inclusion of a first refusal clause when they sold the Spaniard to the Nou Camp outfit three years ago but with a plethora of attacking midfield options at his disposal Arsene Wenger has decided not to spend £30 million bringing home his former captain.
Barcelona, for whatever reason, want to get rid of the 27-year-old in the coming months and while Cesc is known to be keen on a return to the Emirates it looks as if his future may lie elsewhere – even somewhere as despicable as Chelsea.
Last night Ivan Gazidis spoke about Arsenal being ‘deep’ in transfer talks with potential targets with the boss thought to be eyeing reinforcements at right-back, goalkeeper, striker, defensive midfielder, programme seller and tea lady.
Basically, anywhere but attacking midfield…for the first time ever. How unfortunate. Let’s hope interest from elsewhere prevents the nightmare scenario of him ending up at Stamford Bridge.