Saturday, 6th August, 2011

Barcelona are growing concerned over their failure to conclude a deal with Arsenal for Cesc Fabregas.

The European Champions had bid €29M earlier this summer, but predictably this was turned down by Arsene Wenger’s side.

Negotiations continued though and picked up pace throughout last week, spurred on by Wenger’s insistence that, with Arsenal’s Champions League Playoff tie looming, a deal needed to be done quickly if at all.

But Barcelona’s latest bid of €38M including add-ons has also been turned down by the Gunners, leaving the Camp Nou giants unsure of how to proceed.

Arsenal have slapped a price-tag of €45M on the midfielder, who is desperate to move back to his boyhood club, however Barcelona believe this to be too high and are now seriously contemplating walking away.

Fabregas is seen as the a long-term successor to Xavi at the Camp Nou. Though with the Spanish midfielder pledging to play on for another three years, the recruitment of Fabregas could be postponed without damaging the side’s prospects.

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