Fabregas To Address Future At Monday Press Conference Amid New Man Utd Bid Reports

By on July 28, 2013

Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is due to attend a press conference on Monday where he’s expected to confirm his commitment to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain today.

Fabregas has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League this summer after failing to establish himself at the Nou Camp since leaving Arsenal two years ago.

Manchester United has already seen two bids turned down, while Arsene Wenger confirmed last week we’d be interested in activating our buy-back clause should the midfielder make it clear he wants a move.

Reports in the media on Sunday suggested United were ready to submit a third and final offer believed to be in the region of £40m, despite Barcelona publicly stating Fabregas was not for sale at any price.

However, Spanish newspaper AS claim that the 26-year-old will attend a press conference at Barcelona’s Ciutat Esportiva training facility on Monday when all the Spanish players return to training, where he’s expected to reaffirm his commitment to the Catalans and rule out any move away from the club this summer.

Hopefully this will bring to an end the ridiculous ‘Fabregas-to-United’ talk as it was always going to be a non-starter. Credit to them for giving it a go but we all knew they had no chance of signing him.

I tend to agree with the thinking that Fabregas has used United to gauge his status in the Barca squad ahead of an important World Cup year. Many fans feel he, along with his agent, have encouraged United to come forward with offers to force Barca into publicly assuring Fabregas he’s an important part of their plans. If the Catalans failed to do so, Fabregas would know he wasn’t valued by the club and consider his future. If he wanted out of the Nou Camp, he would almost certainly come back to Arsenal, and he respects the club too much to have used us in the media the way he has to United in recent weeks.

But let’s wait for tomorrow to see if this press conference even goes ahead like the Spanish papers claim.

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Did you ever think Fabregas would join United? Or was it all a ploy to a ascertain his status in the Barca squad?


  1. stuart

    July 28, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    He’ll just say I want to stay unless they accept a bid for me.

  2. Ignorance

    July 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Come back to Arsenal? Get a grip you talk like he was born in London and will only stay loyal to you and Barca. Footballers are overpaid twats and theyll do whatever they feels right at the time

    • Colin

      July 29, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Actually, Fabregas took a pay cut so that he could move to Barcelona. He then set up a football academy there, which he funds with his own money. He keeps in contact with Arsene Wenger, who he sees as his mentor, and has referred to him as that too. Don’t be such a cynical prick just because Utd (who I assume you support) just throw money at every problem that comes about.

      • sneer

        July 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm

        Wow, you’re an idiot if you think Cesc would go back to Arsenal.

        Look at it this way, he took a pay cut to go to a team that had a chance of winning something.

        The fact is, he won more trophies in his first week at Barca than he did at Arsenal. Why would he waste his time going back?

        • Harry

          July 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm

          Stupid comment. He spent eight years at Arsenal. Fabregas has a degree of self respect unlike people like van Persie, Nasri and would never play for another English club other than Arsenal. Plus Moyes trophy haul is er non-existent. Man Utd have always had zero chance of signing Fabregas – he played them like a tambourine, very easily. Moyes is way out of his depth at United and will be sacked by this time next year.

  3. mystic

    July 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I suspect that Wenger allowing Cesc to return to Barca on the cheap included more than the simple buy back clause that everyone is aware of.

  4. bc

    July 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    rumours that barca are to bid £70m for rooney whilst united will bid £70m (+£1) for fabregas. This will mean that arsenal no longer get first choice as the bid is in excess of the 50% £35m clause.

    • stuart

      July 28, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore ridiculous.Personally i think he’s happy to stay unless they accept a bid and then i think he’d go to United to join up with RVP,i know you love him lol

    • Big Gooner

      July 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      U knob the amount of a bid from another club doesnt matter it has no bearing on the 1st option buy back clause in the agreement between Barca an Arsenal plus where do u get off thinking that Rooney is worth 70million lol

  5. mohamed aziz

    July 28, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    fabrigas should come back to arsenal only if wenger buys class or removehimself from arsenal.with wenger arsenal will continue the down fall,other teams are strenghening we are not

  6. lucio

    July 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm


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