Why have one Spanish giant chasing the Emirates skipper, when you can have two!
Real Madrid are preparing to offer as much as £10 Million more for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas but even that may not be enough to persuade the Arsenal board to allow Fabregas to leave The Emirates. Real Madrid it has been reported are preparing a bid in the region of £40 Million, still below Arsene Wenger’s valuation of his captain.
Real Madrid are well known for paying over the odds for a player and may well go even higher and meet Arsenals valuation but that in no way means that Real Madrid will secure Fabricator’s signature, it is public knowledge that the 23 year old will only leave Arsenal for Barcelona, a comment he has made on more than occasion.
Real Madrid will know that it is highly unlikely that Fabregas would join them and it could quite easily be a case of them attempting to sabotage Barcelona’s attempt to sign the young Spaniard, though Real Madrid have a reputation for being audacious in the transfer market and they may believe that they can snatch Fabregas from under Barcelona’s noses. (Footy Latest)
Now this would be cheeky, if indeed there was a grain of truth to it. Would Jose Mourinho be the kind of manager to try to poke his nose into a situation just for the sake of it? Well perhaps. It doesn’t seem likely though that Cesc Fabregas would consider a move to Real Madrid given the links he has with Barcelona and he would look mightily strange to state that Barca was his preferred choice if he were ever to leave Arsenal and then leave for the Bernabeu.
Wenger and co have played this all pretty well. They have made it clear they have no intention of selling their captain, and not just in the usual limp wristed way that some clubs make such statements, they really did make it as clear as crystal in their response to the original bid from the Nou Camp and now in many ways its down to the player himself.
If he chooses to really push to leave then the north London club are in the clear and no one can accuse them of not trying hard enough to prevent any sale or indeed they can not be seen to have been ambiguous on the matter. The ball appears to be firmly with Cesc on this matter now.