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In the news today:
The long standing saga that is Cesc Fabregas and Barcelona rumbles on today in The Mirror as the newspaper report that the Catalan’s first formal bid has been turned down by Arsenal.
Barca have made it well known that they want to sign the Arsenal skipper, and Fabregas himself certainly hasn’t denied the rumours, but with a £45m price tag the Spanish side are well short of that mark.
The reported bid was £31m, some £14m off the mark and somewhat of an insult to Arsenal’s valuation.
Speculation earlier this month was suggesting that Barca’s transfer budget this summer was only £35m, unless they could make extra through player sales. So, with that in mind they only have another £4m to offer and therefore £10m off Arsenal’s fee.
It’s imagined however that Arsenal’s 18 month resilliance over Cesc could finally wimper this summer with the two clubs eventually meeting somewhere in the middle, and securing the switch.