Barca offer ‘player plus cash’ for £50m Arsenal playmaker – reports

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Barcelona have offered Arsenal a 'cash plus player' deal worth £50 million in the hopes of finally securing the signing of Cesc Fabregas, according to the Daily Mirror.

Barcelona have been chasing the star for some time now, and the Spanish giants’ courting of Fabregas has been well documented in the Spanish and English press.

But while Arsene Wenger has continually distanced Fabregas from a move away from Arsenal, Barca star David Villa said yesterday that he believes that Spaniard will make a move back to the club where he spent the majority of his youth.


“As a player, everybody knows what Barcelona brings. And, as a person, Cesc deserves a return," Villa said.

“His family is here, and it is where he started. Having Cesc at the Camp Nou would be a great joy, and I would be happy for him because he deserves it.

“I would be happy to have him as my team-mate, and he would have no trouble fitting into our team.”

But with Arsenal continuing to reject offers from the Spanish giants, they are now willing to offer a cash plus player deal which will include youngster Thiago Alcantara.

Alcantara is reportedly worth £7 million, and with Barca looking at spending £40 million on Fabregas, it would bring the total worth of the deal to a staggering £50 million.

Wenger reportedly sees Alcantara as a positive should he be forced to let go of Fabregas, with the wonderkid starring for Spain’s Under-20s at last year’s World Cup.

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