Barcelona state that they will not be increasing their bid for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas this summer.
Accordingly, club president Sandro Rosell revealed that there is not way they er going to meet the out-of-this-world €50mil. bid for the Spaniard, in other words, the endless speculations that Fabregas will return to his boyhood club will finally end and the 23-year-old will have to settle with playing for Arsenal after all.
Reportedly, Barcelona overlooked £30mil. price Arsenal demanded last summer and will again miss the chance of signing Fabregas this summer too, since Barcelona don’t have the funds to support the transfer.
Rosell said: “Barca is not disposed to pay €50million (£43.9m) for Cesc Fabregas next summer.
That is decided and, although Guardiola demands this player, we will not pay this amount.
“It is impossible due to a simple reason. In football, prices are reduced each year and, if we offered Arsenal €40m (£35.1m) for Cesc last summer, €50m is now impossible.
“If the coach demands Cesc we will negotiate with the Gunners, but at a correct limit and without madness and, if the operation is not possible, we will wait for other opportunities.
“Our relationship with Arsenal is not good.
“The future of Cesc is in his hands and we could only negotiate with Arsenal if Guardiola insists. Only with any sale is it possible to increase the money for the negotiations.”
Arsenal captain is expected to be fit for the Premier League clash with Blackburn Rovers on April 2. Fabregas suffered a hamstring injury in the Champions League tie against Barcelona on March 8.