Rumour: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger urged to consider signing Cesc Fabregas by club officials
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been urged by club officials to consider re-signing former captain Cesc Fabregas, report the Metro.
The 27-year-old left the Gunners in 2011 following the negotiation of a deal worth potentially £35 million, with a string of add-ons.
The move ended one of the longest running transfer sagas in the modern era as the midfielder finally signed for the Catalan giants after a high profile pursuit by the club where he began life as a youth player.
Fabregas’ departure was mooted to be his fairytale ending, having made no secret of his desire to return to Spain, but just three years later he unexpectedly become available.
The La Liga runners-up have endured an unsuccessful season by their own high standards and new Barca coach Luis Enrique is expected to oversee a clear out of his squad.
Fabregas, along with several other established first team players, is believed to have been told he can leave if the club receive an offer that meets his valuation.
Manchester United made a well publicised attempt to sign the midfielder last summer, while Wenger is reportedly uninterested in making a move for his former talisman, who was recently included in Spain’s World Cup squad.
However, several members of the north Londoners’ coaching staff and club officials have pleaded with the Frenchman to consider an approach for the Spain international.