Few hours have passed since the opening of the transfer winder on Tuesday and already it appears as though a major deal is imminent. Barcelona today revealed that they have submitted a formal bid to Arsenal for their captain Cesc Fabregas.
Barcelona have made no secret regarding their desire to attain the Spanish midfielder and, after some informal negotiations between to the two clubs, the Catalan club formally submitted a written bid to Arsenal sometime last night.
Details are initially sketchy but it appears as though Barcelona were simply waiting for the transfer window to open before making an official approach which is rumoured to be a bid of around £30m. However, the Gunners will be looking for a bid far in excess of that amount if they are to let their talisman exit the Emirates.
Barcelona’s director general Joan Oliver released a statement on the club’s official website: “Everybody knows that Cesc wants to sign for Barca and that we also want him to come here, but there is also a third party, which is Arsenal. Any agreement depends on their will.
“We’ve now made a formal written offer, which we presented to Arsenal yesterday afternoon.”
Spanish teammate and Barcelona playmaker Xavi had earlier expressed that it is becoming increasingly “clear that Cesc will come to Barcelona.”
Unsurprisingly Arsenal have rejected the initial offer by releasing the following statement:
“Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is under contract with the Club until the summer of 2015. Yesterday evening we received an offer from Barcelona for Cesc and in response, we immediately and resolutely told them once again that we have no intention of selling our captain.
“To be clear, we will not make any kind of counter-proposal or enter into any discussion.”
Unfortunately for the Gunners, the Spanish giant’s vice-president, Rafael Yuste, has indicated that Barcelona will not rush nor halt their attempts to lure the Spanish midfielder to the Catalan capital. It seems Barcelona are completely committed to acquiring their man. So what happens when irresistible force meets immovable object?
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