Cesc Fabregas Is Yours...for £80 Million, Says Arsene Wenger

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 17:  Arsene Wenger (R) , the Arsenal manager congratulates Cesc Fabregas, following their team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premiership match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on September 17, 2006 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Daniel GoochAnalyst IMay 25, 2010

Last night, Arsenal put a staggering price tag on their skipper, Cesc Fabregas.

After Barcelona were thought to have been thinking about snapping him up this summer, Arsenal re-evaluated how much he means to the team, and by his price, I guess he means a lot.

Arsenal are not considering selling Fabregas until after the World Cup, even though he has already said that he would like to rejoin his childhood club.

The Spanish giants were hoping for a quick deal of £30 million so that the international could concentrate on the World Cup. However, Arsenal have made it clear that they will not budge.

Gunners boss Wenger is hoping the huge price tag on Cesc has priced him out of the market.

"This could go all the way to August 31 and won't help anybody," said an Arsenal insider. 

"The 'will he, won't he' situation could be similar to the one we had with Patrick Vieira almost every summer until he went to Juventus."

Arsenal hope he'll be amazing at the World Cup so that they can raise his price even more.

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