If a BBC report is to believed, then the Arsenal FC board have finally accepted that they can’t hold onto their captain Cesc Fabregas any more and are willing to listen to a better offer from the Catalan club. In a new development, it seems Arsenal may be reconsidering their earlier hard stance, insisting that the midfielder was not for sale. But this time around there could be a ray of hope for FC Barcelona, who have seen bids rejected both last and this year for the player. “The offer was made formally in writing to our chief executive (Ivan Gazidis), and we said no straight away,” said a senior Arsenal official, preferring to be anonymous, to BBC. When asked if another bid was coming, the official said, “Possibly. If it’s enough I expect we’ll have to sell.”
But there is a huge but for the deal to succeed. Coach Arsene Wenger could tell the board that he relies on the player for the upcoming season or Arsenal FC could insist on a fee of £40 million, a price which Barça president Sandro Rosell has stated he won’t meet.
As always totalBarca will keep the readers posted on any developments in this unending saga.
Source: BBC Sport