Pep hints at another Cesc bid

03 August 2011 09:59
arcelona are expected to make a renewed bid for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas after Pep Guardiola admitted that he is missing just one player.[LNB] The European champions have been chasing the Spain international for two years and the midfielder is himself thought to want to return to his boyhood club.[LNB]Arsenal have already rejected a £26million bid from Barcelona for Fabregas this summer, while the English club's chairman, Peter Hill-Wood, has also said another 'tentative' offer has been unsuccessful.[LNB]Fabregas is thought to be valued at a minimum of £40million by Arsenal, but Barcelona's next offer is reportedly set to be worth just £27million - a figure that is unlikely to tempt The Gunners into doing business with the Nou Camp outfit.[LNB]But, having already signed Chile star Alexis Sanchez from Udinese in July, Barcelona manager Guardiola has offered a less than subtle hint that he is still determined to complete a deal for Fabregas.[LNB]Guardiola is quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph: "We're short of just one player and everyone knows which one that is."[LNB]The loss of Fabregas would come as a bitter setback for Arsenal fans, who at the weekend booed their team from the field following a 1-1 draw with New York Red Bulls.[LNB]Manager Arsene Wenger's failure to complete a major signing in the transfer window has been another cause for complaint, despite the interest in Valencia's Juan Mata, Everton's Phil Jagielka and Blackburn's Chris Samba.[LNB]And Hill-Wood has explained: "As Arsene said, we are looking to buy some players, but we are not going to do our business in public."

Source: Team_Talk