Barca close on £32million Cesc

CESC FABREGAS was last night nearing the end of a  three-year wait to rejoin  Barcelona.

The Spaniards have increased their bid for Fabregas to £32million but, with  add-ons, £37m.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is preparing for the loss of his skipper by  signing  two new players.

He is confident of capturing Lille’s Gervinho and Velez Sarsfield’s Ricky  Alvarez – each for £11m.

Fabregas, on holiday in Barcelona, was cagey last night. He said: “There is  nothing to talk about. I’m calm. If something has to happen it will. I am  always optimistic.

“If a player is on the market it’s because a club doesn’t want him. I have no  problem.”

Wenger will use all the Fabregas cash to beef up the squad – and Ivory Coast  frontman Gervinho is almost certain to join.

Arsenal had a £7.2m bid turned down but are set to go back in with a new bid  tomorrow.

Attacking midfielder Alvarez should also join after a deal for Fabregas is  concluded.

Alvarez has made it clear he wants to move to the Emirates. He said: “I’d  love  to play for the Arsenal. It’s a dream for me. I wish to God it can be  realised.”

Wenger is also poised for a renewed attempt to snatch £16m Bolton centre-half  Gary Cahill in the next few days.