If rumors are to be believed then Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is so desperate to leave the London club that he is ready to give up more than £4 million ($7 million) worth of bonuses.
The Spaniard has been linked with Spanish giant Barcelona and Italian club AC Milan and the London Club’s boss has refused to make any comments about the player.
The new speculation has just come a week before the start of the new season with the Spaniard rumored to have said that he will forget about the loyalty bonuses on the remaining four years of his contract.
“If Fabregas is committed to this club and wants to stay, no money will get him out of here. We are not in a position where we need to sell our players. We want to keep our players,” Wenger earlier told Arsenal.com.
The manager had ruled out any off-hand comments about Fabregas leaving the club but was confident that Frenchman Samir Nasri will extend his contract at the London club and Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner may leave.
“The position at the moment [with Fabregas] is a ‘no comment’ situation because there is no movement at all,” Wenger told arsenal.com. “As long as the situation is not settled, we have to focus on the coming season with the players we have. The players who are uncertain, it is difficult for them to focus on being completely committed.”
Arsenal has previously rejected Barcelona’s last offer of £32 million ($52 million) plus £5 million in additional payments and now the player is hoping that the Spanish club can meet the £40 million ($65 million) demand of Arsenal.
The London club itself cannot make a move for £20 million ($33 million) Valencia target Juan Mata until they have secured a price for either Fabregas or Samir Nasri, according to a Daily Mail report.