First, let me say that I'm not normally one for writing flashy headlines to get attention, I seriously can't be bothered. I only write when I feel there is something on my mind that needs expressing.
Last night on Sky Sports' live Spanish football I'm pretty sure I heard Spanish correspondent Guillem Balague insist that Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona is a done deal that will completed within two weeks.
I normally trust Balague because he has inside access to the majority of Spanish clubs and has got a lot of big calls right over the years. He's called some wrong too, but transfers do not always go as planned.
The Spaniard is one of the few journalists I trust and respect, and generally he's not a sensationalist, which he easily could be at the behest of the clubs he is often allowed to provide a voice for. It would be fair to say that, in the past, Balague has not sought to assist Barcelona by stirring the pot in their favour with regard to Fabregas transfer stories, so why now?
Furthermore, another link has also emerged today regarding Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure, whose agent Dimitri Seluk mentions could be a success with Arsenal and may be open to a move to the Emirates.
Why would Toure even think of leaving Barcelona for Arsenal? Perhaps if his agent has been notified by Toure's club that they wish to make the player part of a cash plus swap deal for Fabregas?
There was also a much more tenuous link last Friday from The Spoiler website suggesting Fabregas's mother has bought ex-Barcelona midfielder Deco's old flat in the capital - presumably for her son.
On its own, a presumptuous - possibly factually incorrect - piece of information that you would unlikely read much into, but when linked to Balague and Seluk's comments, who knows? New players are often moved into properties belonging to old players when they join a club, as they're typically in a location suited to the privacy of high profile individuals.
Personally, I have also been suspicious of Fabregas current injury status, and the explanation of how it came about. Broken leg kicking a player standing right next to you? Injury yes, broken leg, hmmmm. If a deal for Fabregas is in the bank then it might explain why the player has been "missing" for the last month.
All conjecture of course - most transfer stories regarding Fabregas are and have been, but the Spaniard will leave one day and I can imagine he's as fed up these days waiting for Wenger to get serious as we all are.
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