Barcelona officials have twice flow to London is the last fortnight to work on the deal, but it seems that the two sides are still far apart and Arsenal are getting pissed off at Barcelona’s pace.
Reports say that Arsenal expect Fabregas to leave, but that they are fed-up of being kept waiting by Barca. With the season only a couple of weeks away, it is understandable that Arsenal need this transfer to be resolved one way or another.
Fabregas is said to be equally frustrated and is desperate to force the deal through and he has told Wenger he wants to leave and may resort to a transfer request to get a deal done. I don’t think a transfer request changes anything. Arsenal will not sell Fabregas for the £30m that Barcelona are offering, regardless of whether Fabregas hands in a transfer request or not.