Sunday, August 1, 2010

Guardiola: “We want to see Fabregas on Camp Nou”

Arsenal set at 60 million for Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, while FC Barcelona is willing to pay up to 40 million, reported Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo.

Officially, Arsenal does not negotiate the transfer, but the price asked for Fabregas gives the Catalan squad a clue that for 50 million the transfer could be realised.

FC Barcelona will launch a final offensive in addition to bring Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, says the Catalan sports press Monday, cited by AFP.

Catalan President Sandro Rosell goes to London, especially for the transfer, accompanied by Vice President Josep Maria Bartomeu.

“He will arrive, even if it is not now, it will be next year. We will see. One thing that is certain is that we will not go mad trying to sign him. No shareholder would pay 60 or 70million for him. We will not go all out for him."

The cited publication and the “Sport” newspaper claims that Fabregas, 23, will return this week to London to meet with Gunners manager, Arsene Wenger which he will announce he wants to leave for the team which was formed .

Wenger repeated the other day that Arsenal wants to keep his captain, world champion, and refuses to negotiate, not interested in "no bid".

However, Barca insists Fabregas is their goal this season. The London team rejected in June an offer of 35 million for the Catalan player.

Captain Fabregas, 23, an essential piece into the offensive (27 matches and 15 goals scored in the disputed England championship last season), must return to training at Arsenal on September 31

Online betting agencies have slashed Cesc Fabregas’ odds of returning to Barcelona to 1/3 (from 5/6) following reports that the La Liga champions are closing in on the Arsenal skipper’s signature, which has led to a run of bets on a move back to his former club.

1 comment:

  1. This is a really old article. Just translated from Spanish. No news.