Cesc Fabregas refuses to force Arsenal exit - so Barcelona turn to Emmanuel Eboue!

14 August 2009 10:10
Barcelona are losing the battle to sign Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal - but may settle for taking Emmanuel Eboue from the Emirates Stadium.[LNB]The Catalan giants are running out of time to prise Fabregas from the Gunners and have been told there is no chance of him handing in a transfer request.[LNB]The 22-year-old feels a great debt to Arsene Wenger and although the player's father admits Cesc is Barca to the core, a transfer this summer is looking increasingly remote.[LNB] Spanish eyes: Cesc Fabregas plays for his country against Macedonia on Wednesday[LNB]'Cesc is Catalan and and obviously it is always inside him,' said Francesc Fabregas. 'Cesc has to give everything for Arsenal despite this feeling and he will continue. [LNB]Respect: Cesc Fabregas (left) takes instruction from boss Arsene Wenger[LNB]'I truly believe that this signing will not occur for Barca. Obviously, the football world is crazy and you never know but I think Cesc will stay at Arsenal. He has a great desire to do things there. Cesc is an Arsenal player 100 per cent.'[LNB]'If the day comes and he goes to Barca it will be welcome, but as a professional and out of respect for Arsenal, where they have always treated him very well, he cannot say anything about these rumours.'[LNB]Fabregas is expected to hold talks with Wenger after returning from international duty with Spain and reports in his homeland claim he is concerned about the state of Arsenal.[LNB]Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola wants to sign him because he adds versatility as well as quality and is seen as someone who can play anywhere across the midfield.[LNB] The new Cesc? Emmanuel Eboue (left) is on Barcelona's radar[LNB] ALL TEAM NEWS FOR THE BIG PREMIER LEAGUE KICK-OFFWhy I said no to Madrid: It would have been a betrayal to leave Arsenal, says Arsene WengerSunderland to pip Everton in race for Gunners defender Philippe SenderosCLICK HERE to play MailOnline's new Fantasy Football game and win £50,000ARSENAL FC

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