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Pique lets slip details of Fabregas transfer

Gerard Pique has been caught on camera apparently telling Spain coach Vicente del Bosque that his Barcelona team-mate Cesc Fabregas is poised to leave the Catalan side.

Fabregas returned to boyhood club Barca in 2011 after an eight-year stint at Arsenal and he has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Manchester United keen to sign the 27-year-old midfielder.

Appearing at a promotional event in Washington, where Spain are preparing for the defence of their World Cup crown, Pique and Del Bosque were recorded apparently discussing Fabregas and a move away from Barca for a fee of €33m.

"He [Fabregas] told me that it is already done," Pique says. "He is leaving already, €33m he said," adds the centre back, who came through the youth ranks with Fabregas and is a close personal friend.

Fabregas has never fully won over the fans at Camp Nou despite scoring regularly and registering assists.

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