Real Betis
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Hamburg SV
Eintracht Frankfurt
6:30 PM UTC
Game Details
AS Monaco
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Burton Albion
Birmingham City
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details

Trending: Mourinho hits back at 'Einsteins'

Melbourne City FCMelbourne City FC
Perth GloryPerth Glory
Game Details

Niang could move to PSG 'one day'


Perez expected 'more of a 'starring role'


Ceferin aims to protect national leagues

Blog - UEFA

McQueen's rise good for Saints


Zubizarreta: Barca will show respect

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has insisted that the club must show 'respect' towards Arsenal in their pursuit of Cesc Fabregas.

• Hill-Wood: Stop messing about
Xavi urges Cesc move again
Valencia: No Mata bids
Milan rule out Cesc bid

Reports have suggested that Barcelona are preparing a third €39 million bid for Fabregas, although the Gunners are holding out for a figure closer to €45 million.

Spanish paper Marca says Arsenal and Barca are €6 million apart in their valuation of Fabregas, while AS maintains he might have to play a game or two for Arsenal because it does not look likely the deal will be sorted out before the start of the English season - even though the clubs are "closer than ever".

And, despite Barcelona players regularly speaking about their admiration for Fabregas throughout the summer, Zubizarreta insists that they must be respectful before a deal is done.

''We need to be respectful of the team Cesc belongs to,'' he said. "We won't comment on the Fabregas negotiations. There will be time for that in the future."

Zubizarreta has already seen a €26 million move for Udinese's Alexis Sanchez completed and added: "Our fans know that we work to have the best team possible."

A few days ago, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola made the club's intentions perfectly clear when he stated: "We're short of just one player and everyone knows which one that is."


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.