Argentine eyeing link-up
The Argentine believes that Fabregas would be a perfect fit in the Catalan giants' midfield because he understands Barca's footballing philiosophy perfectly.
"I would love to play with Cesc, because we have shared many things together in time, we agree on the fundamentals of Barca football," Messi told Spanish daily Sport.
"It would be nice to meet with Cesc on the same team, just as happened to me with (Gerard) Pique when he returned from his time at Manchester United.
"No one imagined that one day we could be together in the Barcelona first team, especially when Cesc and Pique went. Getting together would be special."
The speculation surrounding the future of Fabregas has been feverish to say the least this summer, with the presidential elections at Camp Nou adding fresh twists to the saga.
New president-elect Sandro Rosell though has reportedly set a price limit of £37.5 million on the player. Arsenal have apparently already rejected one bid of £29m.