Paris Saint-Germain could switch their attention to Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas in the summer transfer window, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The big-spending French giants have been keen to bring in a new world class midfield player for some time now, with Juventus’ Paul Pogba and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard emerging as two of their main targets in recent months. With the likes of Javier Pastore and Marco Verratti looking likely to leave the club at the end of the season, Laurent Blanc could be short of creative players in that position, and a European football insider now believes that former Arsenal captain is being lined up as the club’s main target, as Pogba appears more likely to be going to Real Madrid, while Hazard is not for sale. Fabregas, 26, has been in superb form this season, topping the assist charts in Europe’s top five leagues with 12 in La Liga, as well as eight goals from midfield.
The Spanish international started his career at his hometown club, though it was at Arsenal where he truly made a name for himself, sealing a big-money return to the Nou Camp in the summer of 2011.
Although Barca will no doubt be highly reluctant to sell Fabregas, PSG are said to be willing to pay big money to bring him to the Parc des Princes, and have done well in landing some of the world’s biggest names in recent years. Fabregas has also been linked with Bayern Munich, who are managed by his former manager at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola. Watch Arsenal v Man City Saturday or Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Sunday.