Arsenal update: Fabregas and Williams back on? Abate in for Sagna?

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Well they keep on reeling us in… The Daily Mail has a story today that suggests that the Cesc Fanregas to Arsenal might be back on. It says that as the summer has worn on Fabregas has felt increasingly isolated at Barcelona and is mulling over igniting the clause in his contract that would see him return to north London.

The paper says

Publicly, the Spaniard maintains he wants to stay at the Nou Camp, but doubts over how he fits into manager Tito Vilanova’s plans after being regularly overlooked for big games last season has left Fabregas in two minds.

And the Gunners are poised to strike should the midfielder decide his future lies elsewhere with the Emirates Stadium club being kept updated on developments regarding the 26-year-old’s future as the summer progresses.
A deal to re-sign Fabregas will be relatively straightforward to conclude. As part of the deal that took Fabregas back to Spain, Arsenal secured a £25million first-option clause as part of the transfer.

If that is the case then it might be one of the reasons why Arsenal have appeared sluggish in the transfer market.

The Mail also says that following the injury to Thomas Vermaelen, Arsene Wenger is tracking Swansea defender Ashley Williams again. Wenger initially balked at Swanbsea’ £10 million price tag, but with the Belgian apparently out for three months he may now see it as worthwhile investment.

Finally a few sources are running with a story that says that Bacary Sagna is likely to leave north London and return to France. The Daily Star says that high on the list of potential replacements is AC Milan’s Ignazio Abate, a 26 year old who only has one year left on his contract.