Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger knows he faces a battle with Barcelona to hold onto his top stars.

The Daily Star says Barca are chasing Gunners trio Emmanuel Adebayor, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie for the summer market.

Barca's sport director Txiki Beguiristain said last night: "It is normal that we start planning now for next summer and start drawing up a list of our targets.''

Wenger is prepared to cash in on Adebayor, to the tune of £20 million, but is determined to hold onto both Cesc and Van Persie, even if the Gunners fail to clinch Champions League qualification this season.