London, May 25 (ANI): Arsenal has put an astronomical price tag of 80 million pounds for skipper Cesc Fabregas.
The Gunners will not consider selling their midfield ace to Barcelona until after the World Cup, even though he has already told manager Arsene Wenger 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's thinks if the player has a good World Cup his value will rocket. (ANI)