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Cesc Fabregas set to sign for Barcelona

Updated: August 15, 2011, 6:45 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Cesc Fabregas is finally returning to boyhood club Barcelona.

The Spaniard's long-awaited transfer from Arsenal finally materialized Sunday when the two clubs announced they reached a preliminary agreement for the 24-year-old midfielder. The deal will be completed once Fabregas signs a contract and undergoes a medical exam Monday, the clubs said.

Spanish media reports put the price of the transfer at around $57 million.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said the ...

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