Why Fabregas Will Not Join Chelsea

What next for Fabregas is shaping up to become the transfer saga of the summer. The Barcelona midfielder has been declared surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp by new manager Luis Enrique and according to reports, the Catalans have gone further to slap a price-tag of 30million Pounds.

Arsenal are expected to be front-runners for the signature of the Spaniard owing to the buyback clause which they inserted into his contract when he was leaving the Emirates for Nou Camp some seasons ago. City, Manchester United and Liverpool are also in the race but recent reports have it that Arsenal’s London neighbours Chelsea have also thrown their hat into the ring to sign the former Arsenal captain as a replacement for departing English midfielder Frank Lampard.

How amused I am when I read reports where Arsenal are reportedly to have snubbed the chance to re-sign Fabregas. Isn’t that funny? Wenger will pass on the chance to sign a player he discovered, nurtured and has been following even after he left Arsenal – something both Wenger and Fabregas have conirmed. Should Wenger even contemplate not re-signing Fabregas owing to the fear of styming the career of fledging talents; Ramsey and Wilshere, the fear of him ending at any of our domestic rivals would make Wenger have a re-think.

The thought of Chelsea signing Fabregas makes me laugh without end. They must think it is a game of money where they can afford to blow the Gunners out of water with incredible offer in terms of transfer fee payable to Barca and also wages for Fabregas. Let me burst their bubble by saying their offer is irrelevant as according to the agreement that saw Fabregas leave for Barca, Arsenal would sign him for a specified fee and that is regardless of the amount any other club brings. Hence, Chelsea’s money is useless here.

Another reason why Fabregas won’t end at Chelsea is the strained relationship between Wenger and Mourinho. Wenger would if for no other reason at all, sign Fabregas just to prevent him from signing for Chelsea. Shall I remind you all that Wenger refused selling Van Persie to Manchester United until Ferguson stepped in to have a friendly chat with Wenger. It was easier for Sir Fergie to do because despite the altercations with Wenger, they always found a way to settle and that is unlike Mourinho that keeps having endless spat with Wenger. The latest which am sure won’t be the last, been the ‘specialist in failure’ jibe he threw at the Frenchman last season. Will Mourinho eat the humble pie and beg Wenger to allow him sign Fabregas or will he try to bully his way to landing Fabregas, believing in the power of money?

Finally, Fabregas is a cult hero at Arsenal and amongst the fans despite jumping ship to Barcelona. The Arsenal management and fans understand the fact that he wanted to return home (Barca) but the love and respect would turn into hatred and disdain if he moves to Chelsea. Will the Spaniard be ready to take such? He has seen what Arsenal fans have done to his former teammates; Adebayor, Clichy, Nasri and Van Persie for joining domestic rivals. Is he ready to endure such?

Chelsea should stop dreaming about signing Fabregas because it is a tall dream that would never see the light of day.