Spanish giants FC Barcelona has stated that they will only launch a £40million bid for Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas if they offload striker Samuel Eto’o to Manchester City.
Reports in Spain has suggested the European champions are willing to sell the Cameroon ace for a reported £25m however,it is believed that the three-time African Player of the Year is reluctant to join Manchester City unless they make him the highest-paid player in the world.
But if Barcelona succeed in selling their top striker, it could pave the way for a mega offer for Gunners captain and Spanish international Cesc Fabregas.
Earlier this summer, Fabregas admitted he was disappointed with Arsenal’s failure to win any silverware since their 2005 FA Cup triumph over Manchester United and now, Barca’s vice-president Jaume Ferrer has claimed that the Spanish Treble winners could offer him an escape route out of North London.
It is also believed that Barcelona could include Ivory Coast international midfielder Yaya Toure as a makeweight in any potential offer for Fabregas.