Chelsea star tells Gunner - don't leave

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Chelsea’s star £50 million signing Fernando Torres has some stern advice for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas while he weighs up the possibly of moving to Barcelona, and believes a move to the Spanish giants will do the 23 year old more harm than good.

While Barcelona are one of the best domestic sides in the world, Torres told reporters Fabregas would get limited game time if he made the switch to the Spanish giants.

"It's a question for [the coach Pep] Guardiola but I think it is very difficult to improve on what they already have. If Cesc comes then who do you take out?” the Chelsea striker said.


“He is valued and respected a lot more in England than in Spain, where he has never played.

“If you talk about Fabregas in England then you are talking about one of the best three players in the League.

“He would do OK in Barcelona but I repeat that it is very difficult to improve that team."

Febregas has long been linked to a possible offer from Barcelona, with Barca’s president Sandro Rosell telling reporters they will be making a bid, but only if it is in their financial limits.

“Barca is not disposed to pay €50m for Cesc Fabregas next summer. That is decided and, although Guardiola demands this player, we will not pay this amount,” Rosell said.

“It is impossible due to a simple reason. In football, prices are reduced each year and, if we offered Arsenal €40m for Cesc last summer, €50m is now impossible.”

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