Arsenal have informed Barcelona they will not be exercising a buy-back option on former player Cesc Fabregas. The Gunners inserted the clause when selling Fabregas to Barcelona for £35m in 2011 and were given first refusal after Barca decided he could leave, reports BBC Sport.

It is understood the 27 year old was keen on a Gunners return but boss Arsene Wenger is not looking to recruit a creative midfielder.

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