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Transfer balls: Barcelona’s ‘non-transferable’ Fabregas snubs Manchester United for Arsenal

by | 21st, July 2013


TRANSFER Balls: Is Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas on his way to Manchester United, Arsenal or…well, anyone else? Let’s see what the media experts are saying:

On July 19, the Daily Mirror told its readers:

David Moyes is hopeful of a breakthrough in Manchester United’s bid for Cesc Fabregas within the next 48 hours.

United have bid £26million for the Barcelona midfielder, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward having flown back from the club’s pre-season tour to accelerate the deal.

On July 20, the Daily Mail added:

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu said: ‘Barca will not entertain any offers for Cesc. He is non-transferable.’

If he can’t be transfer what do we make of this :

Fabregas’ Barcelona contract runs to 2016 and includes a £25m ­buy-back clause for his former club Arsenal.

So, the Mail then reports that United have upped the offer to £30m. The Star adds:

Moyes ups Cesc Fabregas bid to £35m

What about Arsenal, then? The Star says:

Arsenal step back to allow Manchester United to swoop for Cesc Fabregas. ARSENAL will NOT go head-to-head with Manchester United for the signature of former skipper Cesc Fabregas.

Or as the Mirror puts it:

Cesc Fabregas has told friends he will only return to the Premier League with Arsenal, even after Manchester United have bid for him, the Daily Mirror reported.

In the Sun , Harry Redknapp muses :

It’s weird how so many players seem to leave that club Fabregas,

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