Arsenal, Barca 'agree' on Cesc

2010-07-27 12:50

London - Catalan sports paper Mundo Deportivo claimed on Tuesday that there was a "secret agreement" between Arsenal and Barcelona regarding the transfer of Cesc Fabregas.

Mundo Deportivo said that the deal "was very close to becoming reality," despite Arsenal's insistence that they will not consider selling their 23 year-old captain, who helped Spain to win the Soccer World Cup.

The paper claimed that the negotiations between the two clubs are being "carried out with extreme discretion", in the same silent way that new Barca president Sandro Rosell bought left-back Adriano from Sevilla last week - his first signing for the club.

Mundo Deportivo said that Rosell will not pay Arsenal more than €45 million for Fabregas, who left the Barca youth sections for Arsenal when aged just 16. The official announcement will be made "before the weekend."

However, only 18 percent of Mundo Deportivo readers believe that Barca will sign Fabregas before the end of July, according to a poll published on Tuesday. Meanwhile, 45 percent believe that he will arrive in August, 37 percent think he will stay at Arsenal.

Rival daily Sport, for its part, claimed on Tuesday that Fabregas "feels disappointed" with Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger for not having kept his word, allegedly given in May, to allow the youngster to return to the Camp Nou.

Sport said that Fabregas intends to "make his feelings clear" to Wenger on Friday, when they meet in London.


  • Bella - 2010-07-27 13:09

    Cesc is hot and talented....

  • Suveer - 2010-07-27 13:21

    Just go!

  • Richard - 2010-07-27 13:23

    IF you feel disappointed why did you decide to sign a new caontract at the beginning of last season,you still have 5 YEARS left on your contract

  • Jeremy - 2010-07-27 13:41

    €45 million? Take the money guys. Next season he will go for free

  • sticks - 2010-07-27 13:53

    Cesc must really think carefully before moving the Barca. If one check the current World cup Cesc only made a hand full appearances. He didn’t even start in a single game. He will worm the Bench Mark my words

  • sibusiso khasha - 2010-07-27 13:56

    cesc is an excellent playmaker ,he is capable of scoring or creating for his team mates a very valuable player

  • KK - 2010-07-27 14:23

    Fabregas is a talented player. However he plays the same position as the outstanding Xavi who is at the peak of his game. As a result, it is unlikely that he will make the regular starting 11 of Barca. This deal should only happen next season

  • T'bo - 2010-07-27 14:42

    This boy is good, pity we are losing him......He will be up against Lionel Messi and Xavi for that competion in the middle of the park. Good luck Cesc, i want to see you playing and show the world what you made of.

  • Shankly's Kin - 2010-07-27 14:45

    All of you guys are spot on. He should at least stick it out with the Gunners until Xavi retires, or when his body doesn't allow him to play as many games as he does at present, or else it's straight to the bench with Cesc.

  • william marks - 2010-07-27 14:58

    Wenger should leave Fabregas back to Barcelona! Its will cost him hugely to keep a player who is no longer interested to stay at his camp! He should release him and them use that money to secure other players before the transfer window closes!

  • Vez - 2010-07-27 15:16

    I love the Gunners to death but I think the best thing to do is to take barca's offer(ntn less than €45 million) and Oezil . Bye bye Cesc, no hard feelings, we'll be just fine without you.

  • Kube$ - 2010-07-27 15:24

    Cesc, Cesc, Cesc...... LEARN boy, when you leave Arsenal, you only shine the bench elsewhere, ask Petit, Overmars, Flamini, Veira,King Henry, Anelka, ETC , ETC.... Wenger is the best MENTOR in the game. Dont make the same mistake, if its money you seek then go, if you still want to be recognised STAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brendo - 2010-07-27 16:06

    I totally agree with Kube$...well said!!!

  • Thami, kempton Park - 2010-07-27 16:27

    It is a known fact that the Mundo Deportivo is a Barca newspaper. Besides, the following extract from might suggest that there is no truth to this alleged 'secret agreement': 'Since having a 35million euro bid turned down earlier this summer, Barca have made several attempts to speak to Arsenal, but [Toni] Freixa says the Londoners are unwilling to budge.' "Arsenal don't want to sit down and negotiate with us. It's not a problem with the wishes of Cesc or of Barca - they simply don't want to negotiate," 'he told reporters on Monday evening.' So, who do we believe now? Or am I a disillusioned gunner who is in denial about prospects of Cesc leaving???

  • MJK - 2010-07-28 09:11

    I Think Cesc will stay, because he is grateful for what wenger has done for him, and on the other hand arsenal should buy german no1 neuer, metersacker and ozil. now that eduardo, gallas, silvestre are gone.Thanks

  • Sbuda - 2010-07-28 16:02

    Well for me I Wenger must just let the brat go and rot at the Camp Nou and replace him with Melo the crazy Brazilian.

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