Could the Fabregas era at Barcelona be ending so soon?
When Cesc Fabregas finally completed his dream return-transfer to Barcelona last August, it ended months of speculation about where he would end up.
While Barcelona was always considered the front-runner, and preferred, destination for Fabregas, he was heavily linked to a few different clubs.
At the time, it seemed that a move to Italy was in the cards, as Italian clubs Inter and Milan were ready to add some fire to their city rivalry with a duel over the talented midfielder. All the while, Arsenal and Fabregas never completely ruled out staying with the club.
In the end, Fabregas couldn't fight his heart any longer and made his way back to his boyhood club, and all seemed right with the world.
Rumors have been persisting that Fabregas is unhappy with the Catalan club and both parties might be interested in parting company.
Whether or not the two parties are indeed talking about a split, that result may be the best resolution for everyone for four reasons.