Arsenal's board are actively discussing buying back Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

The Mail on Sunday says Arsenal have discussed the prospect of activating their buy-back option on Cesc this summer as the midfielder prepares to leave Barcelona.

The Gunners have more urgent transfer business to address with the capture of a new right-back, defensive central midfielder and striker at the top of Arsene Wenger's shopping list.

But the idea of bringing Fabregas back to the Emirates Stadium is gathering pace behind-the-scenes at Arsenal, with the prospect of tabling an offer for the midfielder viewed as a realistic possibility.

It is understood that the clause is set at a fixed price of £25million.

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