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Arsenal & Manchester United issued hands-off warning

Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern may have to turn their attentions away from bringing back a former Gunner.

According to Metro, Barcelona have warned Manchester United and Arsenal off making bids for the Spaniard this summer.

It was believed that Fabregas was surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou this summer and this point alerted many of Europe’s top sides.

But Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has rubbished the speculation and insists that he has no interest in weakening his side by allowing key players to depart this summer.

But should things change in Spain, Arsenal will be confident in beating Manchester United to his signature.

A buy-back clause in his contract when sold to the Catalan giants means the North London club can call the shots when it comes to Fabregas’ next club.

If Barcelona receive a bid that matches their figure for Fabregas they have to inform Arsenal of the bid and give them first refusal if they choose to match it.

Wenger and Fabregas maintained a strong friendship even though the midfielder decided to head to Spain and believes he can lure him back to the Premier League.

A £30 million plus bid for the central midfielder is believed to be enough but Arsenal will receive a percentage of any sale fee if Fabregas agrees to move elsewhere.

Arsenal fans. Is it time to give up on Cesc Fabregas? Do you need him anyway given the rise of Aaron Ramsey? Let us know your thoughts below.

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