Cesc Fabregas is to land today evening in Barcelona and he's expected to undergo a medical examination before the club formalizes the deal tomorrow. He might be unveiled as early as Wednesday at Camp Nou for the second leg of the hugely anticipated Super Cup between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The deal was set to be announced Friday but Arsenal threw a bit of a hissy fit as Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique tweeted their excitement over his arrival and in a subsequent conference Victor Valdez extended the welcome mat. The euphoria did not sit well with Arsene Wenger and the board and they refused to sign the agreement.
Pep Guardiola had to do some damage limitation by saying Cesc was still at Arsenal. The negotiations were very advanced but nothing had been confirmed yet. He also said he did not have to read Puyol or Pique's tweets to keep tabs on the situation when all he had to do was approach Andoni Zubizarreta and Josep Maria Bartomeu.
In other news, Wenger ruled out Juan Mata's arrival which is a pity because apart from a few exceptional moment against Newcastle there was a lack of quality movement.