Transfer Balls: Chelsea Buy Fabregas From Manchester City But He Wants To Pay For Arsenal
TRANSFER Balls: Having been linked in the media with a transfer from Barcelona to Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, the Telegraph brings news that Cesc Fabregas is wanted by…Chelsea. The aim in Transfer Balls is for the Press to link every top player with all the big English clubs. So. Well done, Fleet Street.
Writes the Tele:
Exclusive: Jose Mourinho wants Spain World Cup midfielder Cesc Fabregas to replace Frank Lampard, who has released a statement saying he has officially left Chelsea
It was waaaay back on June 1, that the Daily Telegraph told readers:
Spain international will be allowed leave the Nou Camp with Manchester City now clear favourites to land the midfielder
Yesterday the Sun chimed in with:
…he is still expected to exit his boyhood club in the coming months with Liverpool and Manchester United potential suitors.
Now Matt Law reports in the Tele:
Chelsea are ready to offer Cesc Fabregas the chance to become Frank Lampard’s long-term successor after Barcelona stepped up their interest in Koke.
Is the player interested in playing for Chelsea?
Fabregas is disappointed Arsenal have not shown any firm interest in him, but is willing to look at other options in the Premier League.
But thy might do. The facts are not all that clear. On June 1, the Daily Telegraph stated:
Cesc Fabregas will not return to Arsenal from Barcelona as Arsene Wenger rules out £30m move
That fat followed the paper’s previous fact of May 22:
Arsenal have a buy-back option on Fabregas…Arsenal can re-sign him for around£25 million.
And so to today’s “exclusive”:
Manchester City’s priority is to try to keep Yaya Toure, which means Fabregas, 27, would face an uncertain wait to see if the Premier League champions make a bid for him.
So… City might still want Fabregas, then. And so might Arsenal.
Chelsea had made Atlético Madrid star Koke one of their top summer targets, but Barcelona want to take the Spaniard to the Nou Camp.Koke remains of interest to Chelsea, but manager Jose Mourinho is having to consider alternatives more carefully with Barca hovering.
So Chelsea really want Koke not Fabregas, then.
The Tottenham midfielder, Paulinho, and Juventus star Paul Pogba are other options being considered by Chelsea, but the availability of Fabregas has elevated him towards the top of Mourinho’s list.
And they like Paulinho and Progba. But there’s list- there is always a list – and Fabregas’ name is at the top. Although Chelsea prefer Koke, whose name, er, isn’t t the top. Maybe Law is reading it upside down?
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