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Cesc Fabregas refuses to force Arsenal exit - so Barcelona turn to Emmanuel Eboue!
Published : 14 Aug 2009 10:10:32
Barcelona are losing the battle to sign Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal - but may settle for taking Emmanuel Eboue from the Emirates Stadium. 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. 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. Spanish eyes: Cesc Fabregas plays for his country against Macedonia on Wednesday '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. Respect: Cesc Fabregas (left) takes instruction from boss Arsene Wenger '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.' '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.' 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. 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. The new Cesc? Emmanuel Eboue (left) is on Barcelona's radar 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