Peter Insists They Have Not Heard From Barcelona About Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood insists they have not heard from Barcelona about Cesc Fabregas since rejecting their first Cesc Fabregasoffer for the midfielder.

Fabregas’ future at Arsenal has again dominated the headlines this summer with Barcelona once again making overtures to lure the player back to Spain.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to keep hold of Fabregas, but wants the transfer saga resolved one way or another before the new season starts.

Hill-Wood said: “I am not sure how keen they are. There are still stories in the (Spanish) press, but they don’t talk to us.”

“They’ve made one offer, which works out at around £26m, but that was ages ago. But at the moment our situation is very straightforward: we don’t want to lose him.

“Obviously if they come up with an offer which was a very good offer we would have to think about it.

“We have told them a number of times that what they are proposing is unacceptable and yet they haven’t moved on it.

“I don’t approve of what they are doing, but unfortunately it seems the way of the world right now.”

Hill-Wood admits he has become bored of the constant speculation surrounding Fabregas and a possible return to his hometown club.

“It has become a real bore and an unnecessary interruption to what we are trying to achieve,” added Hill-Wood.

Hill-Wood also underlined Arsenal’s intent to keep Samir Nasri.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini recently confirmed they were hoping to sign Nasri this summer.

Nasri has been linked with a move away from Arsenal with the Frenchman yet to agree a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.

However, Hill-Wood is determined to keep the skilful midfielder at Arsenal despite the player entering the final year of his contract.

“City seem to have more money than anybody else, and they keep splashing it around all over the place,” added Hill-Wood.

“But our position is very straightforward: we don’t want the player to leave.”

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