According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the negotiations between the Barcelona and Arsenal are on the right track and a deal for Spanish international midfielder Cesc Fabregas (23) could be struck even before the World Cup in South Africa.
It is reported that the negotiations are heading in the right direction and the obstacles are dwindling, although we cannot speak about an imminent agreement yet. Barcelona’s technical secretary, Txiki Begiristain, is in contact with “The Gunners” management via mail on a daily basis, in order to quicken the whole process.
It is anticipated that both clubs will find a solution as the differences are not irreconcilable. It is also speculated that Arsenal will have to let Cesc go after his public confession of his desire to return to his boyhood club.
The biggest question still remains the transfer fee. Joan Laporta indicated earlier that Barcelona is not ready to pay the astronomical 60 million fee demanded by Arsenal.
“We will not sign any players for above market value. We are interested in signing Cesc and Arsenal know that, but we will not pay an exorbitant price for any player. We will make every effort concerning his arrival, but at a logical price,” explained the president to the Spanish press.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger wanted to include a player in the deal, namely Yaya Toure, who through his representative made it crystal clear that he is not planning to switch to his brother’s former club. Another option to settle the transfer fee is by including various clauses related to the player’s performances, which could in the end convince Wenger that the operation is also good for the future of his team.
However, the article published by Sport does not mention a firm fee, but it is speculated that the difference in the valuation of the player by both clubs are within the 10 million euro range.
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