Barcelona closing in on £60m deal for Arsenal ace

The Spanish giants are confdient the Spaniard will be keen on a return to the club that he left when he was just 17-years-old.

Fabregas’ contract with Arsenal is set to expire in 2013.

A source at Barcelona told The Sunday Mirror: “It’s no ­longer a question of if but when ­Fabregas comes home.

“Arsenal are in no position to compete with the ­package on offer, although the ­desire of the player to come back far ­outweighs the financial rewards involved.”