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Chelsea owner Abramovich convinced he can land £60M Arsenal star Cesc

Chelsea have joined the £60 million battle for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. The Daily Star Sunday says Cesc has become the hottest transfer target in the world with Chelsea and Inter Milan joining the £60million battle for Arsenal's captain.

He is now Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's dream signing.

It means Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger once again faces a fight to keep his key player.

They don't want to be facing him in the Premier League but realise they might have to in the Champions League if he returns to Spain or makes a move to Italy.

That won't deter Abramovich and a Chelsea source said: "The two players Abramovich always wanted from other English clubs were Fernando Torres and Fabregas.

"He eventually prised Torres away from Liverpool in January for £50million and would love to pull off a similar deal for Fabregas.

"Abramovich loves the way Barcelona play but realises it would be virtually impossible to sign Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta or Xavi.

"But he sees Fabregas as the nearest thing to that type of player.

"Chelsea have also had success before in luring a top player away from Arsenal when they signed Ashley Cole."

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