Barcelona have spoken to Arsenal about the possible transfer of Cesc Fabregas, according to Chairman Peter Hill-Wood.
In the Sunday Mirror he said, “Yes, they have spoken to us about Cesc. They have been in touch. But so far they have not made a bid and we do not want to let him go. But he comes from Barcelona so it is understandable if he wanted to go back. However, they have not made an offer so far.”
In what is proving to be the most tedious transfer story of the summer it remains unclear why Barcelona would make contact without making a bid.
Nobody would go into a shoe shop and ask ‘Do you have shoes?’, everyone knows they have shoes. If you want some shoes, pay the asking price of the shoes and go forth into the street with your new shoes (and possibly a packet of plasters in case the shoes chafe the back of your heel).
Do Barcelona want to buy Arsenal’s shoes? Only time will tell but it is certain that they are finicky shoppers.