Arsenal line up Banega to replace Cesc

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Updated: July 15, 2011

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining up Valencia’s Ever Banega as a replacement for Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas.

For the third summer in successive Arsenal are facing up to the prospect of their star player leaving and despite holding on to him in 2009 & 2010 this summer could prove to be a bridge too far with the player reported to be keen to return to Spain.

The player that Wenger wants to replace Fabregas if and when he leaves is 23 year old Argentine international Banega.

The midfielder has been impressive form for Valencia in the last couple of season’s and is currently in South America having been recalled to the Argentina squad for the Copa America.

If the reported price tag of 14 million is to believed then it would represent a good bit of business to sell an unhappy place for 30+ million and bring is a talented midfielder with 20 million in the bank.

The player has long been linked with a move to England with both Everton and Liverpool showing an interest in the past.

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