London, May 19 (ANI): Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has informed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger that he wants to join Barcelona this summer.
Fabregas broke the news to Wenger on Tuesday morning, which has left the Gunners boss upset and shell-shocked.
Fabregas, 23, now hopes Arsenal can strike a swift 30 million pounds deal with Barcelona so he can focus on helping Spain win the World Cup, The Sun reports.
Earlier he had said: "I'd love to join Barcelona. If I ever leave Arsenal it will be to play for Barcelona. I would like to go, whether they want me or not is another matter."
"I am 23 years old and I have a long career in front of me. I've never hidden the fact that playing for Barcelona is a dream that I would like to fulfill," reports from Spain quoted Fabregas, as saying.
"I would like to know my future before the World Cup because to play with other things in my head will not benefit anyone," he said.
Fabregas' move will come as a huge shock to Arsenal fans who were desperately hoping their best player would stay at the club. (ANI)