Cesc Fabregas heads for Barcelona deal

10 August 2011 04:53
Cesc Fabregas is on the brink of finally quitting Arsenal after Barcelona delivered their latest offer.[LNB]The Spanish giants, who have been chasing Fabregas for several years, have bid ?25.5million, plus ?5m in add-ons. [LNB]Fabregas will then contribute another ?4.5m to the deal by giving up around ?900,000 per year in wages from his new deal.[LNB] Finally off? Ces Fabregas (right) looked unhappy in training this week[LNB]The latest move is set to bring an end to one of the longest-running transfer sagas and Fabregas could even be unveiled by the weekend.[LNB]The midfielder has made it clear this summer that he wants to finally rejoin the club he left as a 15-year-old boy.[LNB]Back then, Fabregas signed for the Gunners and within three years was a regular in the first team.[LNB]Although his loss is a huge blow, boss Arsene Wenger will be relieved to finally escape from the annual pressure of holding on to his captain.[LNB]However, he must now work on tempting Samir Nasri to stay at the Emirates despite Manchester City closing in on a deal to land the midfielder.[LNB] Another exit? Samir Nasri could now follow Fabregas out[LNB]City are willing to offer more than ?20m to sign the Frenchman, who would be available for nothing this time next year when his contract expires.[LNB]Arsenal fans, who have put up with six seasons without a trophy, have only seen Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gervinho arrive in major deals this summer.[LNB]Wenger, who turned the Gunners into a force in English football in the 90s, is under pressure to end their long wait for silverware.[LNB]But with the threat of both Manchester clubs, Chelsea and a rejuvenated Liverpool, that task appears as tough as ever. [LNB] Fabregas: I will pay to leave Arsenal! Captain offers to give up ?4m in bonuses to force Barca moveClub-by-club guide to all the Barclays Premier League summer transfersSign up for our FREE Fantasy Football game and your chance to win a share of ?40,000All the latest Arsenal news, features and opinion[LNB]

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