Cesc Fabregas has been linked to Real Madrid for some time, but it appears as though a deal will only be realized if Gonzalo Higuain moves in the opposite direction.
According to Marca, Arsene Wenger is a huge fan of 'El Pipita', and would be willing to let Fabregas leave if he got Higuain in return. For their part, Los Merengues have no intention of letting the Argentine go, unless the Gunners can cough up a minimum of €35 million.
However, the fact that Barcelona's presidential candidates are all likely to focus on trying to snare Fabregas means that Madrid may be willing to make a sacrifice in order to snatch him from their bitter rivals. Therefore, Arsenal believe they can pick up Higuain in the bargain.
Both players have recently stated their commitment to their respective clubs, but whether the prospective deal tempts either team is another matter.