Transfer Balls: Arsenal Want Fabregas For £35m But Cheslea Get Him For Much Less
TRANSFER Balls: It’s the Daily Fabregas, a round-up of expert views in the media.
The Daily Express says that Cesc is not yet a Blues player because – get his – billionaire sugar daddy Roman Abromaovich is worried about a £1million:
Chelsea’s move for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is being held up because Roman Abramovich doesn’t want to see any of the fee go to Premier League rivals Arsenal.
This story only gets better when the Express produces another story today:
Jose Mourinho confident £60m deal for Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa is done
JOSE MOURINHO believes Chelsea have sealed Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa in a £60MILLION double swoop.
The players moves are sealed only when they sing on the dotted line. And they haven’t. Because we read in the Express that Roman won’t do the deal for the “new Lampard” because of an amount of money his kids earn washing his submarine.
Hack James Dickenson then produces a story full of speculation dressed up as fact:
Barcelona are ready to sell the Spanish international and Mourinho is confident a move will be agreed for around £28million.
So. The deal is not done. But then we’re told that the deal is done:
Fabregas will replace Frank Lampard in the Chelsea squad after the England midfielder confirmed he will be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer.
Over in the Daily Star, readers learn:
The deal to sign Fabregas, which is rumoured to be in the region of £33m
But not in the Star, which two days ago said:
Fabregas is set to join Chelsea after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms ahead of a £26.8m switch from Barcelona.
Wow, indeed. Because according to the Sun, Arsenal will pay £35m for the player.
But even that;s not enough because the Indy says Barcalona’s asking price for the player is…£45m.
Such are the facts.