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EPL's Most Shocking Transfer Bid Unfolds As Inter Prepare Bid For Cesc

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20:  Cesc Fábregas of Arsenal scores their second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 20, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Saura BhattacharjeeAnalyst IAugust 30, 2010

In what could develop as the most shocking transfer bid of the summer, Italian and European champions Inter Milan are preparing a last minute shock bid for Arsenal's world-class midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

If rumours are to be believed as are making the rounds 24 hours before the transfer window closes for these season Inter Milan are set to place a £32.5 million bid for Cesc Fabregas, whose much publicised love affair with his boyhood club Barcelona was brought to an end. Cesc has committed his immediate future to the Emirates' outfit and there are absolutely no chances of him making a move to Italy.

The Arsenal captain has maintained his stance all through that it is either going to be Barca or no-one else. But Inter manager Rafa Benitez might still be interested in making the player-plus cash bid after the Catalan's outbid him in signing his former player Javier Mascherano last week.

Inter's efforts come at a poor time with only a day left from the close of the transfer window. Moreover, their bid is somewhere near to Barca's already rejected bid. It is thought that Inter could also offer former Portsmouth player Sulley Muntari along with the cash. But that might not move Wenger move who has clearly indicated that Cesc is not for sale.

If the transfer happens, though there is not a glimmer of hope, it could be the biggest transfer coup of recent times. Barca have long been in the pursue of their former youth player and have seen their approaches rejected time and again over the years. So Inter does not stand a chance logically but it seems Inter boss Rafa still wants to make a ludicrous bid just before the transfer window draws to a close.

Rafa's Inter journey has not started well after his side lost the Super Cup to Europa League winners Athletico Madrid and he is under pressure to succeed. His problems have not been reduced by the fact that his predecessor delivered the club's best season in recent memory under now Real manager Jose Mourinho. Arsenal on their part have made a decent start with two wins and a draw from their first three outings.

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