Barcelona 'Regret' Cesc Fabregas’ Decision To Stay At Arsenal

Barca wish the outcome could have been different, but their price was no more than €40 million...
Barcelona have moved to officially declare their disappointment with the news that Cesc Fabregas will stay at Arsenal for the time being.

The Blaugrana had been incessantly chasing the Gunner over the course of the summer, with the story resembling a soap opera as the ‘will-he-won’t-he’ plot continued from a similar saga last summer. Fabregas moved to finally end speculation earlier on Friday, when an official statement was issued indicating that he will not be drawn away from the Emirates this summer.

Reciprocating, Barcelona made a press release of their own.

“In the light of the statement released today regarding the contractual future of Cesc Fabregas, FC Barcelona regrets the decision of Arsenal FC to declare the player not for sale and their decision not to take into consideration the offers proposed. None of those offers, in any way, exceeded €40 million.”

Though the case would appear to be over, it would be little surprise to see newspaper speculation regarding Cesc’s future crop up before the end of August.

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