Arsenal & Barcelona Finally Enter Negotiations Over Fabregas Sale

By on July 19, 2011

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed Arsenal are prepared to negotiate over the sale of club captain Cesc Fabregas.

The Spanish tactician believes the Gunners are more receptive to an approach this summer and are currently in talks with Barca over a move. Guardiola was quoted as saying on the Barcelona website:

“We were interested last year, but Arsenal did not put him on the market. This year they’ve agreed to negotiate and we will try to reach an agreement.”

Guardiola added: “You all know about Barca’s interest in Cesc. There is money set aside for this player and until the last day we will try to bring in Cesc because he will make the squad better. I hope that something can be sorted. Until August 31 there is time, but at times things don’t always work out.”

The Catalan chief also spoke on Fabregas’s failure to join the team on their tour of Asia, with the North London side claiming the Spaniard was injured.

“I think that Cesc has to do what Arsenal ask. For me I wouldn’t like one of my players to say ‘now I’m not training because I want to go’.”

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  1. Rich mante

    July 19, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Pls let cesc go we dont need him in the team again, he has come to serve and now that he want to go pls allow him

  2. Patrick

    July 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Much as I am at odds with the management with regard to signings, there is no issue in this regard. Cesc will go as soon as Barca are able to offer something that meets the valuation of the club. wailing and gnashing of teath just doesnt impress.

  3. shooy

    July 20, 2011 at 12:31 am

    There is no evidence of negotiatos having been entered, simply the unreliable comments of the Spanish side. Indeed the Arsenal chairman stated only yesterday (Monday)that Arsenal had received an one offer from Barcelona that had been rejected and that there has been no further contct or communication. Hardly a negotiation is it? I have no insight on whether or not Fabregas will go to Barcelona and if so when, my critcism of this article is the lack of any research and the construction of a misleading and unsubstantiated and uncorroborated headline.

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