Arsenal are considering a move to bring Alex Song back to the club as the midfielder has failed to impress with Barcelona.
Song made the move from the Emirates to Barcelona last summer for a reported fee of £15 million, but in a very busy season he has featured for the Catalan giants just 20 times in all competitions.
Arsenal's transfer dealings with Barcelona are well documented over recent years, though in many cases it has involved players crossing the border from England to Spain.
The Express now claims that Arsene Wenger is keen to bring Song back to the club where he made his name and for a cut-price fee of £12.7 million.
Wide reports have circulated that Wenger will be handed a £70 million transfer kitty in the summer and will have the chance to purchase players that for many years the north London club have claimed they can't afford.
Eight seasons without a trophy has not paid homage to the Frenchman's philosophy that spending big on transfers doesn't equal success on the pitch, and with that in mind, it's believed he will splash the cash to assure a Champions League position and a push for the Premier League title.
Song spent six years plying his trade at Arsenal after originally making the move on-loan from Bastia and subsequently impressing and earning a permanent deal. He was one of their outstading players, along with Robin van Persie, last season but he has struggled in Spain.
The Cameroon international was voted the second worst signing of the transfer window, behind fellow former Premier League star Luka Modric, in a poll conducted by Spanish paper Marca.
But at the age of 25 he still has much to offer a side where the manager has faith in his abilities. While that hasn't been the case at Barcelona, it could be again if he makes a return to the Gunners.