Various sources have reported that Cesc Fabregas has “handed in his resignation.” He is reported to have held talks with Arsenal boss and admitted that after musch soul-searching, his desire is to move back to his boyhood club Barcelona (YAY). Cesc said last week: “I think I would like to go to Barcelona, whether or not they want me is another thing.”
Laporta said of the claims: “It is remarkable that the player has said that. If the technical secretary [Txiki Begiristain] believes we must make an effort, we will do and will talk to Arsenal.”
Barcelona meanwhile are also rumoured to be tying up the end of a deal for David Villa.
“We are in the negotiating process [with Villa] and everything is going in the right direction,” Laporta added. “We hope it is resolved soon. Everything is on track and hopefully we can reach an agreement.” Laporta added that Barca “have set a specific date and will do what is best for the club.”
Villa’s arrival seems to mean that French striker Thierry Henry is possibly on his way out of the Camp Nou. His prefered destination? MLS side NY Red Bulls.