Barcelona 'refuse' to pay £4m owed to Chelsea's new star

By 06:43 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 Comments

Barcelona are refusing to pay the

€5m they owe to Chelsea's newest

addition, Cesc Fabregas.

According to Spanish newspaper

Marca, Fabregas paid that figure

out of his own pocket to ensure his

sale to the Catalan club from

Arsenal in 2011.

But the 27-year-old now finds

himself in a bitter war with his

former club who are refusing to

pay him that sum.

Having already paid the Gunners

£2.5m on top of a large transfer,

Barcelona do not want to outlay

more cash for a player now off

their books.

After the deal with Chelsea was

confirmed last week, Barca offered

thinly-veiled criticism of the

midfielder's three-year stay at the

Nou Camp.

"There has been a downward trend

in his stats every season at the

club," the statement read.

"He slipped right back into the FCB

system as if he'd never been away.

But despite glowing starts to each

campaign, Cesc's contributions to

the cause gradually decreased as

each season drew to a close."

Wenger told me I'd

struggle to get in the Arsenal

team, says Fabregas

"From being someone who joined in

with the attack, supplying and

scoring goals, the magic tended to

fade later on in each season," the

article continued.

"He only scored one, six and one

goals in the last 24 games of each


"For some reason, he was never as

good in the second half of a season

as in the first."



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