What the papers say: Barca put Fabregas bid on hold... temporarily

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The Sun - Barca hit 'tense calm' in Fab bid
BARCELONA say they have hit a 'tense calm' in their bid for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

The Daily Mirror - Fabregas: I'm too busy with Spain to worry about Arsenal future
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas could get a rare international start for Spain against Switzerland this afternoon.

The Daily Mail - Arsenal target Laurent Koscielny begs Lorient to accept latest £8.3m offer from Arsene Wenger
Laurent Koscielny has told Lorient he wants to join Arsenal and wants the club to accept their latest offer of £8.3million.

The Independent - Juande Ramos: Spain don't start with Fabregas for a simple reason: with a squad this good, they'll win without him
The talk at every World Cup centres on the question: which player will be the star of the tournament? But maybe the star in South Africa will not be a player but a team – Spain.

The Guardian - Barcelona's new president says club will not end Cesc Fábregas pursuit
Barcelona's new president, Sandro Rosell, plans to meet with Pep Guardiola to discuss how the manager wants to strengthen his squad and has confirmed that he will sit down with Joan Laporta, the outgoing president, to discuss his plans to bring Cesc Fábregas to the club.

The Daily Telegraph - Barcelona move for Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas in state of 'tense calm', says Joan Laporta
Outgoing Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said the club's move for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has hit a moment of "tense calm", but has revealed that Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is close to sealing a transfer away from the Nou Camp.