Arsenal Captain Cesc Fabregas Agrees £29.5m Five Year Barcelona Deal?

Catalan daily paper states that Emirates man has put pen to paper on Nou Camp move.

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Spain's Pepe Reina (L) embraces team-mate Cesc Fabregas as they celebrate their World Cup 2010 victory on a stage in Madrid, July 12, 2010. Spain stunned the Netherlands to win their first World Cup on Sunday in sensational fashion with a goal in the last minutes of extra time. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has agreed personal terms with Spanish champions Barcelona, according to a report on Sunday.

Catalan sports daily Sport claims that the Spain international agreed his contract should he leave the Gunners for the former European champions. It’s been reported that the 23-year-old will sign a five-year deal and will receive £5.9 million per season.

However, Fabregas’ current club Arsenal are yet to agree on a transfer fee with Barcelona. Manager Arsene Wenger is said to hold a meeting with the World Cup winner this week and a decision on the player’s future will be decided after that. On Sunday Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta was quoted as saying that he didn’t expect his international teammate to move to Camp Nou.

Nevertheless, Barcelona are keen on signing Fabregas this summer and had already approached the former English champions earlier, only to be turned down. (

Clearly this is yet another attempt by Barcelona to force Arsenal’s hand. This could well be the Catalan club’s attempt to let Cesc Fabregas know just what they would offer him should he push for a move away from the north London club.

Whether the Spanish international wanted to accept a deal or not there is still the small matter of the Gunners not having any intention of selling, regardless of what fee is offered. The clock is clearly ticking on any plans to snare the Arsenal captain and with that in mind it would probably very useful if the player himself was a little clearer of his own feelings about a potential move back to the Nou Camp.

Many Arsenal fans are unhappy with the player and his mixed messages on the issue. The 23 year old has stated that he wishes to return to his former club at some point and that stance leaves him open to a mountain of speculation and a great deal of unsettling activity from Barcelona themselves who have repeatedly made moves to sign the talented midfielder.

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