Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is being linked with a sensational return to Arsenal. The Daily Star Sunday says Cesc could be sold by Barcelona this summer to pay for a big rebuilding job at the Nou Camp - putting Arsenal on red alert.

The former Gunners midfielder is out of favour in Spain and was left on the bench for his side's Champions League disaster against Bayern Munich in Germany.

He does not want to quit his boyhood club - but has fired the exit rumours by trying to buy a £5.4million flat in London.

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.

Arsenal sold the midfielder, 25, to Barcelona for around £35m in 2011 - and would jump at the chance to re-sign him.