Fabregas wants quick deal with Barca, father says

Cesc Fabregas wants to complete a transfer to Barcelona “as soon

as possible,” the Arsenal captain’s father said Tuesday.

“Arsenal has to respect the player’s wishes,” Francesc Fabregas,

the player’s father and agent, told Spain’s Radio Marca.

“Negotiations between Arsenal and Barcelona are going to be very

long. Both sides are going to have to sit down several times

because it’s a complicated matter.”

Fabregas has been widely linked with a return to the Spanish

club, which he left for Arsenal when he was 16.

“I have the feeling the English club does not want to sell him

but in the end it will yield and let Cesc go,” Francesc Fabregas

said.

He said Cesc was now concentrating on his role with Spain ahead

of the World Cup but that “he wants the transfer to be sealed as

soon as possible.”

On Monday, Barcelona corporate director Joan Oliver said there

had been contact with the English club but that no concrete offer

had been made.

“There’s still no offer,” Oliver said. “It’s true the player has

expressed a desire to play for Barcelona, if possible this season.

We have had first contact with Arsenal, who we have let know our

plan to talk and this is how it stands right now.”