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Barcelona to return after Arsenal reject first £27M Cesc offer

Barcelona have made an opening bid to Arsenal for Cesc Fabregas. The Sun says they have officially tabled a £27million bid for Fabregas.

Barca president Sandro Rosell made the verbal offer to Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

But the bid from the European champions was immediately rejected. Barca - having ended the phoney war - are now ready to increase their bid to £30m.

But that will not be enough to tempt Emirates manager Arsene Wenger to sell.

However, a £35m offer could seriously test Arsenal's resolve to hang on to Fabregas, 24.

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