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Cesc Fabregas is heading for a crunch meeting with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger next Tuesday. The 24 year old Spanish star is expected to tell Wenger that he wants to leave the club and join his former club Barcelona before the new season starts.
There have been rumours for the past few seasons about Cesc leaving but nothing has ever come of them, but this time it looks almost certain that he will be heading to the Spanish giants, with Barcelona hoping to have a deal ready for him by the end of the week. It is thought that Arsenal are holding out for at least £40m for the player. Barcelona have put in a £35m bid so far.
The deal will become a hugh blow to the Arsenal fans who have just lost Gael Clichy to Manchester City for £7m and it also looks like Samir Nasri will be on his way out behind Fabregas. Nasri has been reported to say that he wants to join Manchester United and win trophies.
QPR have placed a bid with Liverpool for out of favour Joe Cole. The newly promoted club are a big admirer of the midfielder and are looking for experienced Premier League players to help them stay up next season. The club are also interested on Wayne Routledge of Newcastle United who spent last season on loan with them.
However Newcastle United are also after Joe Cole and Manchester City’s Shaun Wright-Phillips. Newcastle have money to spend in the transfer window after the £35m sale of fans favourite Andy Carroll to Liverpool. United are set to make bids for the players in the coming week.
Tottenaham are facing tough opposition over the signing of ex Man United star Giuseppe Rossi after the players agent reportedly refused to rule out a move to Italian outfit Juventus and AC Milan.
Paris St Germain are ready to make bids for Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov and Chelsea’s Nicolas Anelka. The French teams new boss Leonardo is looking to make some big signings this summer. Anelka began his football career at PSG and would be happy to go back there.
Stoke City are the latest club to join the race to sign Welshman Craig Bellamy from Manchester City. The other teams are Sunderland, Blackburn, Fulham, Bolton and Celtic. Bellamy spent half of last season playing his football on loan with Cardiff City in the Championship in which he scored 11 goals out of 36 games.