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United’s £35m Fabregas Bid To Be Rejected Because Of Arsenal’s £25m Buy-Back Clause

Manchester United are preparing a final £35m offer for Cesc Fabregas but Barcelona are likely to reject the bid because of Arsenal complex buy-back clause.

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, more on the future of Cesc Fabregas.


Manchester United are preparing a final £35m offer for Cesc Fabregas but Barcelona are likely to reject the bid because of Arsenal complex buy-back clause, according to the Mirror.

Fabregas has been strongly linked with a return to England just two years after leaving Arsenal because his time at Barca has not gone quite as smoothly as he may have hoped. The 26-year-old has struggled to establish himself as an important first team player at the Nou Camp and when he does play, he’s often played out of position.

United have already have already had two bids turned down with boss David Moyes declaring last Thursday that the champions pursuit of the midfielder was still “ongoing”, and the Mirror claim he’s now ready to go back in with a final bid of £35m plus add ons.

However, the newspaper suggests the Catalans are going to be forced to reject ANY offer from the champions because of Arsenal’s ‘fiendishly complicated’ buy-back clause they agreed when they sold the player in 2011, which allows the Gunners to re-sign Fabregas for just £25m should Barca agree to sell him to another club.

So theoretically, Barca could agree to sell Fabregas to United for £50m and Arsenal could then swoop in, activate their buy-back clause and snap him up for just £25m, should the midfielder choose a move to the Emirates over Old Trafford.

The Mirror claim Barcelona officials have become ‘paranoid’ that Arsenal are simply sitting back and waiting for this scenario to play out so they can pick up their former captain on the cheap. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed the north Londoners have a buy-back clause in the players contract last month and said he was “on alert” should Fabregas become available.

The report also suggests the Spanish giants have come up with a cunning plan to circumvent Arsenal’s clause by giving Fabregas the opportunity to buy-out his own contract for £48m, but this is not a figure United are prepared to go to, so it leave Moyes in a difficult situation and it looks increasingly unlikely that United will be able to land Fabregas this summer.

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What do you make of the Fabregas situation? Do you think Arsenal are waiting for Man Utd to agree a deal so they can activate their clause? Share your views below.



  1. Theo the gooner

    August 1, 2013 at 9:01 am


  2. pjch

    August 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

    The telling part of the article and is the crux of the matter, is if Fabregas is to leave he still might not go to Arsenal. It all depends on him choosing where to go and not necessarily Arsenal even if the buy-back clause is activated.
    If he says he wants to play for United then there is nothing Arsenal can do. Or he could just run down his contract and go for nothing.

    • ScotchEggsRule

      August 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

      I’d happily lay money he’s more loyalty and love for Arsenal than the Dutch skunk.

    • Mick

      August 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      By the sound of it you know what exactly what the clause stipulates. I take it you must have read it then. So what exactly does it say?

  3. Ayange Terna Moses Kase

    August 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Any Arsenal browsing fan will surely experience the nerve racking ordeal during this transfer window. Teams are busy buying players making their fans happy,while Arsene is busy joining race for players.

    • tinalex

      August 1, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Players are not bought to please the fans but to help the club achieve its objectives. Clubs are not obliged to buy players hence fans should not expect to see their club buying players during any transfer window. Who told you that Wenger is joining race for players. Such a thing only exist in your warped mind. A club decides which player to buy regardless of who is also interested in that player. That does not transform the interests in a race.

  4. Ayange Terna Moses Kase

    August 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Why cant Arsenal complete just one high profile signing to give confidence to fans?

  5. franswer

    August 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Wenger has since not joined any race for a player and you guys who write papers please stop writing anything this Chi (bad thing)Wenger. That idiot has taken the fans for granted and he has no respect for them what sover. Let Wenger go to hell with his board.

    • tinalex

      August 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

      My friend you do not represent the fans, you are just a fan so stop transform your views into views of the fans. Arsenal has millions of fans, so the fact that a handful of fans jump from one site to another mocking the club and management does not translate into Ärsenal fans being angry about management” If you think you have numbers why don’t demonstrate that by coming to the emirates for protests. In 2011 and 2012 you circulated a petition against the club which was only signed by 500 fans worldwide.

      The people who know what is best for the club are those that manage it not some sorry fans who think managing a club is like managing a tuckshop

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  7. Kadir

    August 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Fack u wenger u know nothing about football, buy players u fack in assol

    • Dominic

      August 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Knows nothing about football.
      How many doubles has he won?
      How many have you won?

    • Mick

      August 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      You are disgusting.

  8. almariaa

    August 1, 2013 at 10:39 am

    He will surely come back to Arsenal, as usual Manure cherry picking again.

    Why cant they bring on players like Arsene Wenger.

    The only reason they have won so many titles is they pick the best of everybody elses players. It is time people stood up to them

  9. m.k.o

    August 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Wenger is a must unles manager so far. He doesn’t show concerned abt arsenal title drught cmpltly 8yrs nw.

    • Mick

      August 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      And you are the most useless supporter.

  10. Baddosky

    August 1, 2013 at 11:09 am

    It is good to be good and loyalty to your clube love u fabrigas

  11. Mr Animashaun

    August 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Wenger is a flop…. Even totteham is busy buyin qualities players bt wat is mu wenger doin

    • Mick

      August 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Clear off and support a club that is run how you would like then because the mighty Wenger will reign for many more years, thank God.

  12. henry igwe

    August 1, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    enough of all diz backup just 2 protect wenger, lets face d reality nd hit d nails @ d rite place, arsen wenger has been leting almost al d arsenal fans acrros d clobe down, hw can a club lyk d gunners go for8 season witout a single cup nd som of us re stil backing him saying we shuld not complain til he ruins d club down completely nd runaway 2psg or oda clubs dat re lukin 4him. I ‘ll nt b a party 2dat, he must do wot d fans need cos its d fans dat promote d club most. Tankx

  13. Soulmate

    August 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Didnt wenger n arsenal management feel ashamed dat 4 gud 8yrs witot liftin any trophy.clubs r busy in d market gettin d rite n experience players to enable dem compete for trophy.wot abt aresnal case?stories tired of d way arsenal run deir transfer market.i feel lik cryin……

  14. Soulmate

    August 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I feel lik seein wenger face 2 face n let me ask him sm few qts.perhaps he needed to b talked to

    • Mick

      August 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      I am sure Wenger would be terrified of you.

  15. ronokipsomething

    August 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    guys what about the 70 million garzidis talked about there has been a prophecy arsenal will win the emirates cup

    • Mick

      August 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm


  16. ronokipsomething

    August 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    ???……!!! wenger means trophies

  17. ubatgoonergooner

    August 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I’m dissapointed too but it looks like Wenger is playing waiting game for Suarez,still plenty of time until transfer window is closed, since Real Madrid is going for Bale. And reserve 25mil just in case he needs to grab Fabregas from going to manu.

  18. lord231

    August 2, 2013 at 6:41 am

    This is exactly how Liverpool started but today they find it hard to qualify foe Europa cup….poor arsenal lol maybe wenger is hoping for a high profile player for 500k

  19. aine

    August 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    wenger please bring fabregas back to a
    rsenal> that would be a wonderful signing
    surprise the fans

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