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Transfer balls: Manchester United target Fabregas teams up with Higuain at Arsenal

by | 26th, July 2013

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TRANSFER Balls: Is Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas heading back to the Premier League with Manchester United or Arsenal? Lets’ see what the media experts are saying:

The Sun leads with “CESC BOOST FOR UNITED”. This “EXCLUSIVE” tells reader that Fabregas “is reportedly becoming worried as he is still waiting for assurances about his Nou Camp future”.

How can it be an exclusive if it’s been reported already? The Sun, of course, is the paper that told readers Gonzalo Higuain had signed for Arsenal. He didn’t. He now plays for Napoli.

Maybe Fabregas will team up with Higuain at Arsenal? Look out for that in the trusty Sun.

The Sun pads out its front-page worthy news with:

And he has told friends he would welcome a move to Old Trafford if his prospects do not improve under new Barca boss Gerardo Martino.

With the Sun being vague, the Express hears from his Barca teammate Gerard Pique:

“It took a long time for Cesc to get his dream move back home and he won’t give it up. This is home, it is where his family is, and he is playing with his closest friends. He has told us he is happy and that he intends to stay with Barcelona.”

Hard luck on those friends who spoke to the Sun. You are not his closest unnamed friends. They only talk to Gerard.

The Mail tells readers that Cesc is not having it all his own way in Spain:

‘For every bad game I have, 10 good ones are wiped out,’ said a frustrated Cesc Fabregas last season as he continued to struggle to play his way back into the hearts of Barcelona supporters. 

So. He’s leaving? No way, says another former Arsenal midfielder now at the Nou Camp, Alex Song:

Barca midfielder Alex Song reckons United’s pursuit of the Spaniard is guaranteed to fail. Song, who played with Fabregas at Arsenal, said: “I know Cesc is 100 per cent here. He loves Barcelona, he loves the club. He will stay here next season and give 100 per cent because I know him very well and he’ll want to fight. He’s focused on the club. He just wants to give his best for Barcelona.”

As we know, 100% is not enough in football. It’s all 110% or nothing.

Sky Sports reports that Manchester United want the player.

Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club are continuing with their attempts to sign midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

United have had two bids for the Spain international turned down already but Moyes insists they have not given up hope of landing the former Arsenal man.

Asked about the potential deal at a Thursday press conference as United continue their tour of Japan, Moyes said: “It is ongoing.

But Barcelona vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu was quoted the Spanish daily Sport (via Sky Sports):

 “Barcelona can assure you we will not entertain any offers for Cesc. It is totally ruled out, he’s not for sale.”

Such are the facts…



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