It is being reported that the Stamford Bridge boss Carlo Ancelotti has not finished his rebuilding of his Chelsea team, and has now decided to put in another £50m bid, but this time he intends to raid local rivals Arsenal for their talismanic captain Cesc Fabregas.
The Sun reports that Arsene Wenger was resigned to losing Fabregas in the summer, but would rather not let Barcelona get hold of him after their disgraceful tapping up of Cesc over the last two years.
And they also report that Cesc himself was left annoyed that the Catalan club refused to meet Arsenal’s valuation of the Spanish international, and feels that he was let down by their promises and the way they used him to try and force through a deal on the cheap.
Barcelona is expected to return in the summer with another bid, but if they stick to their valuation of Fabregas it will leave the way clear for Roman Abramovich to come in with a more realistic bid. Although Wenger and the Arsenal fans would have to see Fabregas move to Stamford Bridge, surely they would prefer him to move to Chelsea rather than Barcelona?