Barcelona are planning an amazing £45 million raid on Arsenal for star duo Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie. The Daily Star says Barca feel confident they can land the two players, having successfully lured Alexander Hleb away from the Emirates.

Fabregas has always been on Barcelona's wish list and now Van Persie has been added to it following a meeting between coach Pep Guardiola and sporting director Txiki Beguiristain.

A Barca source says: "This is not the first time that Barca have looked at Van Persie, but there is a feeling that he has now matured and is ready for the move."

Barca midfielder Yaya Toure could be used as part of an exchange deal.