Despite the comments of Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague this week, rumours linking Cesc Fabregas with a move away from Barcelona just refuse to die a natural death till the player himself makes an appearance in the media to quash them.
The Daily Mail looks to add spice to that by declaring that the Barclays Premier League’s new big four – Manchester United, Man City, Arsenal and even Chelsea – are preparing 25 million pound bids for the Spanish international in anticipation that Fabregas’ crunch talks with coach Tito Vilanova next week do not go well.
Fabregas is reportedly disappointed at not being considered a regular member of the Barcelona starting eleven this season, despite having finished it as the club’s second highest goal scorer behind the incomparable Lionel Messi. Cesc in particular was forced to watch from the bench in some key games in Europe and against top Spanish opposition as he doesn’t feature in Vilanova’s best eleven.
Fabregas has got enough games due to the number of matches Barca play in a year, but wants clarification from the boss about his role at the club, following which he will consider other options.