Barcelona are convinced they will have an agreement with Arsenal today over Cesc Fabregas. The Daily Mail says Barcelona are certain they have finally succeeded in their long pursuit of Fabregas with a package worth around £31million.
Arsenal were still waiting to receive any such bid but the clamour from reliable Catalan sources suggested a verbal agreement was very close.
Fabregas has agreed to forgo £4.4m he is owed by Arsenal as a loyalty payment, which had been a sticking point in this summer's negotiations.
The clubs are deep in talks about the details, such as how much is to be paid up front. The Gunners want the £25.5m now but Barca are offering £18m with the rest to follow next year.