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Arsenal turn up heat on Barcelona, Man City registering Cesc, Nasri for Champions League

Arsenal are turning up the heat on interested clubs for their midfield duo Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

The Gunners have named both midfielders in their 25-man A-list for this month's two-legged Champions League clash with Udinese, despite intense speculation both are set to leave the Emirates Stadium.

Were captain Fabregas or contract rebel Nasri to feature in the contest, they would be cup-tied if they were then to complete respective moves to Barcelona and Manchester City.

That would seriously reduce their value to their potential new employers, who would be reluctant to pay huge fees for the players.

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