Portugal's Fabio Coentrao (R) fights for the ball with the Cameroon's Alex Song during their international friendly soccer match at Leiria stadium March 5, 2014.
Portugal's Fabio Coentrao (R) fights for the ball with the Cameroon's Alex Song during their international friendly soccer match at Leiria stadium March 5, 2014  Reuters

Barcelona urge Alex Song's agent to seek other offers as the Cameroonian does not fit into coach Luis Enrique's plans.

The former Arsenal midfielder looks set to leave Barcelona this summer after failing to secure a regular place in Tata Martino's and ex-coach late Tito Vilanova's starting line-ups and has seen his appearances curtailed – he has made 19 league appearances this season, which include only 12 starts.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Cameroon international does not fit into Luis Enrique's plans ahead of the coming season as the club want to play Javier Mascherano to be able to rest Sergio Busquets – reason why Barcelona have asked Song's representative to seek another club.

However, even though the 26-year-old is reportedly looking to move back to the Premier League and wants to rejoin Arsenal during the upcoming transfer window, there is not any club willing to meet the player's wage demands from the Camp Nou – Barca value him at around £8m.

The midfielder is heading to the Premier League not only because of his desire to come back, but he has attracted interest from Manchester United and Liverpool with both clubs set for a summer battle in acquiring his services – however, he is not interested in moving to Merseyside and wants to join a club based in London.

Song recently went on to praise Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and stated the Frenchman is like a father figure to him, which gave rise to hints of his intentions to return to Arsenal, he said: "If I leave Barcelona, it will be to return to the Premier League. I will return to England one day, that's for sure.

"He [Wenger] was like a father to me. He spoke a lot with me when I arrived to Arsenal. I wanted to renew my contract with Arsenal but in that case I would have regretted not joining Barcelona. Barcelona are the best side in the world."

Wenger has extended his stay at the Emirates so he could consider a move for Song given the Cameroonian featured regularly in his starting line-up.