January 09, 2010

Real Madrid to bid for Fabregas

Florentino Perez and Jorge Valdano have had discussions about making a £43 million offer for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

The Sun reports that Barcelona are considering a £40m bid in the summer, but Los Merengues are ready to prevent the deal from happening by sweetening their offer with £25m-rated striker Gonzalo Higuain.

"The price demanded is £43m and that is what we are basing our calculations on," a Real insider told The Sun.

"This is 'Operation Cesc', which we hope will prove a blow to Barcelona."

La Blaugrana president Joan Laporta has in the past publically stated that he would like to bring Fabregas 'home' to Barcelona.

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