Fabregas deal near, but not done: Guardiola

Updated: 13 August 2011 16:51 IST

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said a deal to sign Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal is very close but there are small details that still need to be finalized.

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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said a deal to sign Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal is very close but there are small details that still need to be finalized.

Barcelona players Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol both wrote on Twitter on Friday that Fabregas would be returning to his boyhood club. Guardiola was also confident that the deal would go through.

Guardiola said on Saturday, the deal is "very close but he's not here, there's still small details left to complete."

Guardiola said he didn't see Pique or Puyol's comments but what mattered was what sport director Andoni Zubizarreta told him about the transfer.

Barcelona have been trying to land Spain international Fabregas since 2009.

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