Saturday, 3rd July 2010

New Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has warned the club’s supporters that he will not "go crazy" in his bid to bring Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas to the Camp Nou. Rosell’s predecessor Joan Laporta had hoped to conclude a deal for Fabregas before Rosell took office, but the English club played hardball and no deal was able to be done, this despite Fabregas proclaiming his desire to return home.

Rosell told Catalan daily Sport that the club will "continue negotiating" with Arsenal, but "without becoming crazy". The new president has vowed to lead a more transparent regime at the Camp Nou, with the club’s members able to clearly see what is happening behind the scenes. However, this will not apply to transfer policy as Rosell stated if it did then "that can only increase the cost of the player".

Even though Barcelona pocketed €30M for Yaya Toure, the Spanish champions are keen to keep a firm grip of their transfer spending this summer, especially with some in the Catalan capital insisting they overpaid for Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic last year.



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