Liverpool leading Fabregas capture

Fabregas and Team mates

Fabregas and Team mates

Liverpool are leading the chase to sign £30million- rated Cesc Fabregas who is determined to return to England after Barcelona made it clear they are willing
to sell him.

The relatively low fee for the 27-year-old midfielder, who was confirmed as part of Spain’s World Cup squad on Saturday, will tempt several Premier League clubs, but the Anfield side have a real chance
of signing him because they are in the Champions League next season.

Fabregas’s availability will also test the willingness of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has a £100million transfer kitty, to return for his former captain.

But Arsenal are poised to make a move from Sven Bender, the 25-year-old Borussia Dortmund mid- fielder and with Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla already in the usual Fabregas role, the Gunners are likely to strengthen with a more defensive midfield player.

Arsenal have previously been interested in Bender’s twin brother, Lars, and bid £18m for him last summer, only to be turned down by Bayer Leverkusen.

Lars has since signed a new contract and is currently injured but Arsenal hope they can lure Sven from Dortmund with a £15m bid after he failed to make the Germany World Cup squad.

Wenger had not previously ruled out the return of Fabregas to the club, having maintained a good relationship with his former captain despite the fact that some supporters were unhappy with the manner in which he left in 2011.{DailyMail}