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Barcelona offer £40M plus players for Arsenal captain Cesc

Barcelona are ready to go to £40 million for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. The Daily Star says Champions League winners Barcelona have been trying to land Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas for two years but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has repeatedly made it clear he has no desire to sell his captain.

But the Spanish champs just refuse to go away and have agreed to up their bid by £10m in an attempt to prise him from Arsenal's grasp.

A source close to Barca said last night: "They still have not spoken formally to Arsenal about him.

"They had wanted to do it while they were in London for the Champions League Final but it never happened. But they will not give up."

As well as the improved cash offer for Fabregas, Barca would also allow Arsenal to choose one of their young players as part of any deal.

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