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REPORTS: Barca Chiefs Set To Fly In For Fabregas Talks

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Barcelona are attempting to set up a meeting with Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis in London this week to discuss the transfer of Cesc Fabregas, according to the Daily Mail.

The Spaniards will send over directors Josep Bartomeu and Andoni Zubizarreta to negotiate the deal but have been given instructions not to offer more than £35m for Fabregas, who is the Catalans top transfer target this summer.

Arsenal will reject that offer out of hand and insist they wont be held to ransom by Barca and are believed to want at least £45m for their captain, although manager Arsene Wenger maintains he isn’t prepared to sell his play-maker at any price.

It’s difficult to see a resolution to this long-running saga as neither side look like moving on their valuation of the player. Barcelona expected Fabregas to go public with his desire to leave the Gunners, but the midfielder has remained dignified throughout and insists he wont do anything to damage his love affair with Arsenal or the fans.




  1. OnDGooner

    June 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

    First of all can I say a big well done to Cesc for his continued dignity in all of this!

    Secondly and most importantly Arsenal must welcome these directors and have an opportunity to tell them to their faces that they have acted as a bully club and street fighters rather than a well cultured club that we all thought they were. Then after the dressing down probably in stronger words than I have used here, let them know they MUST never make another bid (and in the way they and some of their players have declared in the past)now or in the future and ask them to leave.

    Not wanting to see them will never achieve anything but a constant bitching about DNAs and the cost of Cesc in public!

  2. bergkampisgod

    June 19, 2011 at 9:43 am

    They should save on their airfare and stop wastinh evertyones time.He is under contract not for sale and happy to stay. The directors just want air miles so they get cheaper holidays for themselves

  3. Dacool

    June 19, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I have a strange feeling Fab might slip away this time, probably some sort of arrangement must have been made with AW last season. He knows he would go back to Barca so he decided to come up with a statement in order to convince the fans that he ain’t pushing for a move and that he is happy at the Emirates. If Fab does go with Nasri still not signing his contract and Cliche exit inevitable its going to be a mass exodus of talents. With no buyers for Bendtner and Densilson who knows what sort of future Arsenal will have? Its a shame Le Professors theories will fall apart if the exodus happens and he can only blame himself for his petty arrogance.

  4. Essino

    June 19, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Yes u r rite.

  5. mr waitingforthequalityplayers

    June 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    well reasoned dacool…it makes logical sense. Why would barca be bothering to come over if the price is too high?
    My hunch is a 35 million deal now and 10 million next year…or maybe a few under 21 players thrown in.
    its not the end of the world if he goes, it means nasri will slot in well at central midfield.

  6. eve

    June 19, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    when oh when is this going to end, i cant take much more, i pray arsene doesn’t give in to barca but on the other hand if cesc stays with us we will have to go through all this again next season, my nerves are shot, arsenal saying a definate NO! to barca should be enough, but it never is, the fans shouldn’t have to go through this torture.

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