When Cesc Fabregas joined Barcelona from Arsenal in 2011, he returned to his boyhood club as the prodigal son.
Less than two years later, a combination of personal and professional circumstances could see him leave his hometown for North London once again.
Barcelona would be willing to sell Fabregas for the right price this summer to raise funds for a rebuilding project, and Arsenal is the most likely destination, according to the Star.
“He does not want to quit his boyhood club — but has fired the exit rumours by trying to buy a £5.4 million ($8.4 million ) flat in London,” the report says.
“Fabregas’ girlfriend Daniella Semaan gave birth to the couple’s daughter Lia earlier this month and the pair are looking into bringing her up in England.
“He is under contract until June 2016 but has his World Cup place with the Spain team to worry about and could be tempted by the prospect of regular football in the Premier League.”
Fabregas was schooled in the Barcelona system before controve...