Wenger plays hardball over £60m Spanish star

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is desperately trying to hold on to Cesc Fabregas, and has put a £60 million price tag over the Spaniard’s head to keep the star from heading to Barcelona or Manchester City in the summer.

The Daily Star is reporting that Barcelona are tabling an offer for the Arsenal captain worth close to £40 million, but Wenger is still intent on holding onto his playmaker.

Wenger recently told reporters he believed Fabregas would stay at Arsenal over the summer, with the captain not interested in moving from club to club in search of trophies.


“Fabregas’ future is a question I’ve heard already a few times in press conferences,” Wenger said.

“I expect him to be here [next season]. I will fight very hard to keep him here.

“You have always to fight when you have a player of that quality, you must always fight to keep your players, of course.”

Wenger insisted that if a player such as Fabregas chooses to leave Arsenal in search of accolades, they won't necessarily find what they're looking for.

“What guarantees you that if you go somewhere else you will win trophies?” the Arsenal manager said.

“The biggest pride for a captain is to be committed to his club and deliver trophies with his team.

“A player who changes his club every time he is frustrated, or doesn’t win a trophy, goes nowhere.”

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