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Barcelona in Arsenal talks for weeks: Will include Thiago in Cesc bid

Barcelona have been in talks with Arsenal for some weeks over the return of Cesc Fabregas. El Mundo Deportivo says sources have stated that negotiations have been ongoing for almost a month - though Arsenal's asking price is proving a stumbling block.

The Gunners are insisting on €55 million for the midfielder. They rejected €40 million from Barca last summer.

Barca are hoping to reach a compromise by including star youngster Thiago Alcantara in their offer. They are willing to offer €35 million cash plus Thiago in exchange for Cesc.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a big fan of Thiago and Barca hope he softens his stance if they include the youngster in their bid.

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