Arsenal manager seeks guarantee for Barcelona £45m target

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has sought a guarantee from prospective new owner Stan Kroenke that long-time target for Barcelona Cesc Fabregas will not be sold in the summer transfer period, according to the Daily Mail.

Fabregas requested a move to Barcelona at the start of the season, but was denied by the Arsenal manager, who said that the Spaniard would not be leaving for the £29 million and £33 million offers that Barcelona put forward.


Now the Metro is reporting that Fabregas has been valued at £45 million, and Wenger is worried that Kroenke will decide to put the midfielder’s wishes first and let him leave Arsenal for Barcelona.

Real Madrid have also been connected with the star, and while Fabregas was keen to head back to Barcelona where he started his career, Wenger reportedly believes that should Arsenal not win the title this season, it will be vital to keep key players such as Fabregas to push for the title again next season.

Just recently, Chelsea signing Fernando Torres advised Fabregas to stick with Arsenal and not head over to the Spanish giants should they come knocking.

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

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

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