San Siro boss keen on Emirates midfielder.
AC MILAN have made a £45million offer for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.
AC Milan have reportedly offered £30m plus player deal in a bid to snatch Cesc Fabregas from under Barcelona’s noses.
Fabregas remained in London last week to work on match fitness following a hamstring problem which also prevented him from heading out on the Asia tour earlier this month.
Barcelona however, are still confident the Gunners will accept the improved offer, with Fabregas set on a move to his boy-hood club.
SOURCE: Daily Star
So there you have it. This source has some inside knowledge clearly, although not enough to know who the ‘player deal’ offer would include in terms of AC Milan personnel who would be offered to Arsenal as part of this deal.
Barcelona have of course been relentlessly tracking Cesc Fabregas, some say using underhand tactics in the process, but Arsene Wenger has held tight on the issue and has managed to keep hold of the Spanish international for longer than many had expected.
However a sixth season without silverware appears to have taken it’s toll on the North London club. Gael Clichy swanned off to Man City and Samir Nasri appears to want to leave also, refusing to extend a contract that will run out in 12 months.
Fabregas would appear to be holding out for a move to the Nou Camp but there are questions about whether the Catalan club can afford to spend big on the Emirates Stadium captain, not least as they have just forked out £23m to bring Alexis Sanchez from Udinese.
AC Milan secured the Serie A title in Massimiliano Allegri’s first season at the San Siro helm and now it appears that Rossoneri boss is keen on bringing the 24 year old to the Italian giants, that may well be related to the fact that veteran Italian international Andrea Pirlo has left the club to join Juventus.
Allegri has had a busy summer thus far, bringing in Philippe Mexès and Taye Taiwo from Roma and Marseille respectively, among others and also made Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move from Barcelona a permanent one.
Fabregas may feel that if he can not get his ‘dream’ move to the Nou Camp then a move to a rapidly improving AC Milan side, under a fresh up and coming manager, may be the next best option.
Arsene Wenger will of course look to block such a move and hopes to bring in further new signings to add to the capture of Gervinho and Carl Jenkinson. The Gunners boss is however looking to offload Nicklas Bendtner and Manuel Almunia, having already shipped out Denilson to Sao Paulo on a season long loan deal.