In another one of the summer’s on-going transfer saga’s former boss, Arsene Wenger, has spoken for the first time on Manchester United’s attempts to sign his former captain, Cesc Fabregas.
During this saga a lot of has been said about Arsenal’s supposed first refusal on Fabregas should any transfer occur so one would think that Wenger would be well informed on the Fabregas situation.
“What I know is that Fabregas will stay one more year, at least , in Barcelona”, said Wenger who soon added “that’s information I have”. It would be believable that this is a reliable source especially if that clause in Fabregas’s contract does exist. If it is a case that Arsenal can trigger a release clause with a €40 million bid than they surely would have been informed of any bids for their former star.
Manchester United and David Moyes have gone public with their interest in Fabregas and they have had two bids rejected already. Whether they go back with a third bid or not, we will have to see, but it’s looking more likely that Moyes is going fail in his first attempt to bolster his midfield. New Barcelona manager, Gerardo Martino said last week that the decision will lie with Fabregas regarding his future but he has insisted that Fabregas is an important part of his plans.
In other Arsenal transfer news, Wenger confirmed that forwards Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh are poised to leave the Emirates. “Gervinho is on a good way to Roma and Chamakh is on a good way to Crystal Palace”. They won’t be huge losses for Arsenal as they have by no means integral parts of their side. It does however leave the door open for more attacking options to arrive. We know that they are attempting to sign Luis Suarez and Arsenal need to strengthen their firepower before the start of the season.