Arsenal willing to smash transfer record to land £25M Valencia ace Mata

Arsenal will splash out for Valencia star Juan Mata if they sell Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona.

Arsenal will splash out for Valencia star Juan Mata if they sell Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona.

The Mail on Sunday says Barca vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu is in London this weekend and wants to meet Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to submit a new £35m offer to Arsenal and drive through the deal.

With the forecast income from Fabregas plus a kitty of about £25m, Arsenal are ready to spend serious money this summer, smashing their club record of £17.5m for Andrey Arshavin in 2009, possibly by buying Mata, 23, a left-sided wide player, for whom Valencia will demand £25m.

Wenger said last night: "I don’t want to talk about transfers openly because it’s a negotiation, but if we sell a player or buy a player we’ll tell the Press. The details of what’s happening during transfer talks, I don’t like to talk about."

 
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