Barcelona are set to cause a major transfer scramble involving Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham by making Cesc Fabregas, Dani Alves and Alexis Sanchez available this summer.
Reports in Spain suggest that the trio will be sold in a bid to boost the transfer kitty available to incoming boss Luis Enrique.
Enrique is thought to have been handed £50m to spend on new players, but told that figure can be supplemented through player sales.
And with Enrique believing that as many as seven new players could be required at the Camp Nou, Fabregas, Alves and Sanchez look like being the players to make way with Juventus, Liverpool and Totenham all in contention for Sanchez while Chelsea and PSG will battle it out for the signature of Alves.
Fabregas on the other hand has since been linked with Manchester United in recent weeks, with Arsenal also being on their former captain’s trail for several months now in a bid to swoop him back to the Emirates.
The Spaniard, despite his affection for Barcelona, could opt to return to England if Enrique makes it clear that the midfielder is not part of his plans.
But United’s interest for Fabregas was sprung up by dismissed boss David Moyes but with the appointment of new boss Louis Van Gaal at the helm of affairs at Old Trafford, plans have changed with the Dutch boss dropping interests for Fabregas in a bid to move for players of his own choice according to the Express.
This leaves Arsenal in the front seat to bring back the 27-year-old after the Gunners’ had let him go in 2011 to his boy-hood club for £35 million. Although Barca are planning a clear out of stars, getting Fabregas back to the Emirates wont come cheap and Wenger know’s this and is reportedly preparing a decent offer to Barca for the former captain.
For Barcelona’s part they hope to add PSG defender Marquinhos, Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke and Juventus forward Fernando Llorente as part of a massive summer reboot at the Catalan club.