If the reports coming from Spain are true, then David Villa will try to force the Spanish giants to sell him during this January transfer window, and Arsenal are the club waiting to sign him if Barcelona agrees. Despite assurances from the club president, Sandro Rosell, and the manager, Tito Vilanova, that he is a valuable member of the team, Villa does not feel that way.
Arsenal have spoken to Barcelona and tried to persuade them to sell David Villa this January, and the Spanish international is keen on the move, but the Barcelona president has squashed the transfer and told the media so in no uncertain terms. Sandro Rosell has made his mind up and told the Catalan radio station RAC.
All the reports (including the BBC) were told that Arsenal had agreed a £35m fee for Cesc Fabregas plus another £5m in add-ons, but the Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has pooh-poohed that figure and insists that they will pay less than 30m euros, which they stated before the negotiations begam.
The wonderful President of Barcelona, Sandro Rosell, has been talking about his impending bid for Captain Cesc, and he is afraid that the Arsenal midfielder is definitely not worth more than 40m Euros (about £35m) and there offer will be LESS than that figure.
The Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has yet again been talking about a possible transfer of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona this summer, but he insists that they will NOT be raising their price to meet Arsene Wenger’s valuation of the Arsenal captain. In fact, he thinks the price should DROP every year!
It is being reported this morning that Arsenal have poached another youngster from the Barcelona academy. His name is Jon Miquel Toral Harper. He is a 16 year-old midfielder who is half-English and the Sun reports this morning that he is close to signing for Arsenal.
Despite Arsene Wenger’s complete refusal to discuss any possibility of Cesc Fabregas moving to Barcelona, the Spanish club are still refusing to give in. The Barca president Sandro Rosell is going to make another attempt to speak to Arsenal to see if negotiations are possible.
So it is finally confirmed that Cesc Fabregas will be staying at Arsenal next season, and the Catalan club have instead arranged to sign the Brazilian midfielder Adriano from Sevilla instead.
The new Barca president Sandro Rosell has finally understood that Arsenal will not let Fabregas leave cheaply (if at all) and have decided to go for the cheaper option of taking Adriano.