Cesc Fabregas Is Gunnin' for Barça

Josep Vernet-RieraCorrespondent IFebruary 2, 2010

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24:  Cesc Fabregas and Mikael Silvestre of Arsenal look dejected as they get knocked out during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Fourth Round match between Stoke City and Arsenal at The Britannia Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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According to the Catalan newspaper El Mundo Deportivo , Cesc Fabregas has decided to leave the Gunners by the end of the season after their loss against defending champions Manchester United.

The sports journal states that Cesc already communicated the decision to his closest relatives and friends. On top of that, it is said that Cesc will try to pressure the Londoner side to reach an agreement with the "Culers."

Reportedly the Catalan midfielder wants to go back to his roots after spending a total of six seasons wearing the red uniform, in which the last four were highlighted by an absence of major trophies.

Joan Laporta, Barça's president, tried to get a transfer deal for the young ace, but Arsene Wenger did not accept the Catalan's terms, since the French manager believes that Fabregas is a key player in his plan to rise Arsenal from some lacklustre seasons.

Although Barça's management and the player's agent came to a deal, Arsenal bailed out, but now it seems that it may be impossible to keep Cesc playing at the Emirates Stadium.

It looks like the only barrier keeping Cesc away from playing his home fixtures at Camp Nou is the amount of money involved in his transfer. Arsenal wanted € 50 mil. for the midfielder, but it is being speculated that Barça will only offer a fee of € 40 mil.

The Catalan side will try to capitalise on the player's will to join his old club and on the preferency right that Barça has over Cesc, concerning a deal signed between the two sides back in 2003. 

Which means, that if any other club makes an offer for Cesc, Barcelona has to be informed and given the opportunity to equal the offered fee.

If is true that Fabregas wants to leave the Gunners, then it almost guaranteed that we'll see him wearing the balaugrana colours over the course of the next season.