It has been suggested that a return to the Premier League may appeal to the former Arsenal captain as he could be seeking more regular football after an underwhelming two years at Camp Nou.
However, the bare statistics do not support such a stance at all.
As our numbers below demonstrate, only one Barcelona player started more Liga games than Fabregas last season: goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
When you look at total minutes played, Fabregas finds himself in the top five having been relied on heavily by coach Tito Vilanova and his deputy Jordi Roura last season.
The midfielder also used his time on the pitch to good effect: only the prolific Lionel Messi outscored Fabregas in La Liga while he also contributed the third most assists for Barca.
The infographic below demonstrates that no one, not even Andres Iniesta, supplied more through balls than Fabregas's 56 in La Liga last season - with the two midfielders level on 20 accurate through-balls each.
Remarkably, Fabregas leads the Premier League tally for the same stat over the past four seasons, despite leaving Arsenal in 2011, which is testament to his quality when approaching the box.
So, are Barcelona likely to want to sell the midfielder? That remains to be seen, but there can be no argument that Fabregas is a very valuable player for Los Cules.