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REPORTS: Real Madrid Contact Arsenal With £45m Fabregas Offer

Real Madrid have contacted Arsenal about the availability of captain Cesc Fabregas and are ready to pay the Gunners £45m for the Spaniard, according to reports.

Sky Sports News reporter and Spanish correspondent Graham Hunter believes Madrid have contacted the Gunners and enquired about Fabregas, with the La Liga giants ready to outbid rivals Barcelona.

Fabregas has been linked with a move back ‘home’ to Barca for several years now and it has been highly expected that the move would finally go through this summer. However, the major stumbling block has always been Barca’s valuation of the player with them refusing to pay beyond £30m, which is well short of Arsenal valuation.

However, Real are understood to be ready to submit a bid of £45m which may force Barcelona to up their offer. Arsenal would of course prefer to sell to the highest bidder but it’s unlikely Fabregas would consider a move to any other side except his boyhood team (Barcelona).




  1. Dave

    July 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Madrid taking the piss out of Barca! LOL

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  3. Ogechukwu

    July 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I have said this time without number,Arsenal is bigger than any player so no player should hold gunners on ransom.

  4. ieuan

    July 1, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    i dont care what fab wants. i as a gunner want what is best for the club and 45 mil sounds alot better than 30

  5. Mark

    July 2, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Foxy Jose… I knew he would do it! In best case he will prevent Fab move for his rivals. At least he will reduce Barca’s funds for other purchases…. Both variants are fine for gunners

  6. Arsenal

    July 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

    We get 45 million euros and piss off barca

  7. Dom

    July 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

    well played jose

  8. Aussie Jack

    July 2, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Last year of the big spenders.

    With the `finanacial fair play` system to be introduced in 2012 it will be a much leveller playing field although I`m damned sure the sleuths are working out a way around it. Jose has called `checkmate` and for one more season Fabregas is well advised to stay put.

  9. tay

    July 2, 2011 at 1:23 am

    this is really good news for arsenal in more ways than one.

  10. www

    July 2, 2011 at 1:47 am

    This is more like it. 45 for cesc 28 for nasri and 15 for clichy. we are on the money at last. hear chelsea are prepared to offer alex and drogba plus cash for nasri.

    • WillyG

      July 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

      hurray, the board will have more money for their winter homes in majorca.
      arsenal will still depend on children to fight for 7th.

  11. Highbury educated

    July 2, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Lads, lads. Jose is just winding Barca up. He caught a bit of the London sense of humour from CFC and is laughing himself silly. But the danger for Jose is if Barca were to fold and call his bluff will Real really be able to come up with the readies? So it could backfire. Meanwhile Wenger is looking at Cesc, “There, there. Don’t cry. Madrid’s just a couple of hours from Barcelona with lots of Catalan restaurants. Maybe Jose will let you train at Barca during the week. You never know. Here’s a hankie. Dry your nose.”

  12. GoonBlessed

    July 2, 2011 at 3:14 am

    How about 25mil + Benzema?

  13. Ankit

    July 2, 2011 at 3:42 am

    i would say 25 million and OZIL from Real MADRID in exchange for Cesc !!!

  14. chinedu

    July 2, 2011 at 5:12 am

    lets do busniess wit real m, barca want to use us. The don’t like to sell to arsenal but the always want to buy our best prayer. The refuse to sell tiago al. To use the sing him another contract. Let ask for benzema plus cash for fab. Or tell barca to give perdro plus cash or 45m. Let use what we have to get what we want

  15. nicky

    July 2, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Cesc is not a slave to his employer. He will refuse to go anywhere except Barca.
    End of.

    • Damian

      July 2, 2011 at 9:44 am

      since when do employers have to listen to employees

  16. Akin

    July 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

    jose is the boss. nice bid and tactics. barca either lose fabregas or pay equivalent and not hav money for other players. thats iswat it takes to be ‘THE SPECIAL ONE’.

  17. Kings

    July 2, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Arsene Wenger is Killing Us,That’s All.I Dnt Care If Fabregas Goes Or Not..D Man Is Just Being Plain Stubborn,Although I still want him 2 stay cuz,w/o him,no coach culd use dis team 2 challenge 4 a top 4 Spot & Our game play will change drastically

  18. olaitan

    July 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    let leave fabregas go anywhere he won’t 2go in dis summer…..b’cos our coach is spolling d term….please sign d player 4us……..

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