Former Barcelona technical chief Carles Rexach has questioned whether the club can bring back Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.

Though Fabregas is widely expected to join Barca this summer, with Chelsea and Real Madrid now also showing interest, a homecoming may prove problematic, according to Rexach.

"It will be difficult to bring Cesc back now," Rexach, 64, told the Mail on Sunday. "Firstly, because of the money it would cost, but also because Barca have young players coming through in that position who are very good and we have to look at that, too.

"It would be different if there was no-one else in that position, then they would have to pay the money to get him. But there are others coming through in the team.

"There are already three good players in our midfield [Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets] and another three in Seydou Keita, Ibrahim Afellay and Javier Mascherano. Then there are younger ones coming up from the reserves. You need to look at what you have, what it will cost to get something else and what you will need to replace in a few years."

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