Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed the club want to sign Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.
Arsenal lured Fabregas away from Barcelona as a teenager after he came through the club’s youth ranks.
The 21-year-old has become one of the most sought after midfielders in Europe and a host of clubs have been expressed an interest in signing him.
Laporta is a big admirer of the player and believes the he would fit perfectly into their style of play.
“I would like very much to see Cesc wearing the shirt of Barcelona,” Laporta told Marca.
“He was formed in our academy and it’s certain he would adapt to our system of play
“We already have the best midfield in the world but you can always get better.”
Arsenal, who are set to welcome Fabregas back from injury for this weekend’s clash with Manchester City, would be reluctant to sell the Spaniard as he remains a key part of Arsene Wenger’s plans.