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In the news today:
Barcelona’s pursuit of Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas is enough to bring tears to a Gooner’s eyes. Not so much because of his imminent departure, but because it has rumbled on longer an episode of Eastenders.
Metro.co.uk are the latest source to speculate, suggesting that the Catalans are to offer a cash+player deal, with Éric Abidal or Maxwell being used as the makeweight.
It has been well reported that Barcelona don’t want to overspend this summer, therefore they have to be prudent with any deal. The reported £35m fee Arsenal want is over the European Champions’ budget, thus seemingly hauling them out of the race to sign the Spaniard.
However, if they can broker a deal for Fabregas by offering cash, as well as French international, Éric Abidal, well that could fill the void left by Gael Clichy’s exit, while also totting up the transfer fund for others.
Abidal, 31, who had surgery last season to remove a cancerous tumour, has been held in high regard for several years following a great spell with French side Lyon after coming to prominence at Lille.