Strange bidding tactic from the Catalan side!
Arsene Wenger has repeatedly insisted his star midfielder is not for sale and will be even more reluctant to sell following injuries to Tomas Rosicky and Samir Nasri.
Nasri is about a month away from returning from a broken leg and Czech midfielder Rosicky has suffered a hamstring strain which could keep him out for eight weeks.
Barca have made a soft inquiry to Arsenal with a £25m fee mentioned for Fabregas, but the Spanish champions will have to significantly increase the bid.
Guardiola is prepared to offer former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen and Brazil defender Henrique in return, but Wenger is not thought to be keen on the pair.
Barca realise they may have to wait until next summer before finally getting their man. (Daily Mail)
After realising that an offer of £25m was woefully short of the mark it appears that Barcelona would also throw in some players into the bargain to try and get their hands on Cesc Fabregas, only problem is, the players they are offering are either a) nobodies or b) very very old!
Barcelona President Juan Laporta saw fit to give Inter Milan Samuel Eto’o and some cash to land Zlatan Ibrahimovic, now they offer Arsenal, Henrique, a 22 year old Brazilian who is yet to start a game for the Catalan side, and Eidur Gudjohnsen, a 30 year old bit part player! Am I missing something?
Are they just coming up with the most insulting bids imaginable for a laugh or do they actually believe they may catch the club unawares, maybe suffering from a hangover and may accidentally say yes?
Don’t get me wrong, Wenger will not sell Fabregas, but at least if you’re going to make an offer make it one that is based in reality that doesn’t make you look like complete imbeciles!