London: Arsenal have put a whopping price tag of 80 million pounds for their captain Cesc Fabregas who was speculated to make a move for Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona.
There has been reports that the gunners are not considering to sell Fabregas until the World Cup is over, even though he as already told the team manager that he wants to rejoin his old club.
Barcelona was hoping for a 30 million pounds deal allowing the Spanish international to concentrate on the World Cup, but Arsenal have made it clear they will not reduce Fabregas" price.
“This could go all the way to August 31 and it won"t help anyone. The 'will he, won"t he" situation could be similar to the one we had with Patrick Vieira almost every summer until he went to Juventus," The Sun quoted a top Arsenal source, as saying.
“But of course the consequences of a late deal could be serious, particularly for Arsenal. Their planning for the season will be compromised since there will not be time to find and, more importantly, bed in a replacement," the source said.
Arsenal is basically waiting for the World Cup to begin and the club feels if the player performs well, his value might increase.