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Furious Arsenal tell Barcelona: £80M for Cesc

Arsenal have slapped an £80 million price-tag on midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The Daily Mail says the Gunners insist Fabregas is going nowhere unless the Spanish giants stump up a fee in the region of the £80million that lured Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid from Manchester United.

Barcelona had hoped to unveil both Fabregas and David Villa at the Nou Camp tomorrow and believe they have agreed terms with the Arsenal player.

His club, however, remain in no mood to do business despite the 23-year-old telling Arsene Wenger on Tuesday that he wants to quit the Emirates to go back to his boyhood team.

Having intimated the club would take an offer in the region of £50m to even consider doing business, Wenger and the Arsenal 's board are now so determined to hang on to their captain that they are adamant it will take somewhere in the region of £80m for them to sell.

That would provide Wenger with the funds to land players normally only within the grasp of Barca, Real, Chelsea, Manchester United and, more recently, Manchester City.

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