Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas would welcome a return to former club Arsenal, it has been revealed.

The Mirror says Barcelona midfielder Fabregas has been telling pals he will only return to the Premier League with Arsenal - even though Manchester United are super-confident of signing him.

Arsenal have a buy-back option on Fabregas and Barcelona must inform them if they accept a bid from another club.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger remains close to Fabregas and they have been in regular contact.

However, United insist the player is ready to return to England with them.