Barcelona will sell the Spain international if they receive an offer worth around £40m, while Fabregas is open to the idea of leaving the Camp Nou after becoming increasingly frustrated with being made a scapegoat for the club’s trophy-less season, according to the Sunday Times.
After spending a fortune to secure the services of Brazilian sensational Neymar last summer and recently making Lionel Messi the world’s highest-paid player again, Barcelona currently find themselves in a precarious financial position. Subsequently, they are open to selling one of their prized assets in order to help balance the books ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.
It was reported last week that Manchester United were keen to make Fabregas their highest-profile summer signing and were on the verge of tabling a £30m offer, but it’s now believed newly-appointed Red Devils’ coach Louis van Gaal has no plans to bring the World Cup winner to Old Trafford. The vastly-experienced Dutch coach has, instead, set his sights on securing the services of Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
This, subsequently, means Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all have a better chance of signing the world-class midfielder. The Gunners appear to be in pole position to sign Fabregas because of the player’s connections with the north London outfit: the 27-year-old spent eight years at the Emirates Stadium.
However, both Chelsea and Manchester City are in a position to offer Fabregas a much more lucrative contract, and such offers may prove impossible for the midfielder to resist.