I know the only other fan post I've ever made on this site was about Cesc, but I swear I'm not stalking him...maybe.
Me? I'd probably sell him. That has nothing to do with liking him or disliking him as a player, it's just a matter of practicality. I feel like we're not one year, or one signing, away from being the best team in England. City is going to go absolutely ape sh** this summer in the transfer market now that they're a CL team, and we still don't have the killer instinct of Man U, or even Chelsea. Obviously, nobody else in England will be able to compete with City on a talent level, but intangibles are equally as important and for whatever reason this crop of players (the experienced ones) doesn't really seem to possess them.
That isn't to say we're a bad team, or that we can't get it done, but I'm merely speculating that it might be a couple years before our more inexperienced players (notably Wilshere and Rambo) develop into players capable of bringing this team a title. With that in mind I say screw it, if we get a good offer for Fab we should let him go. It's silly to think that he's really going to be part of our long term plans, and I think all but the most optimistic of fans agree that he'll be gone either this summer or the next. Something about him was off this season, and while it may very well have been the long World Cup run (though he didn't play that much during it, did he), if he has another season like this next year his value will decrease significantly. Yet, if we get 45-50 mill out of him we can address two need positions (read CB/midfield depth/second forward) with immediate impact players on that money alone. We have to see if Ramsey and Wilshere can really run this midfield at some point anyway, so why not now?
On his day, Cesc is the best midfielder in the league, but he is not indispensable for the long term future of this team. He would rather be in Spain, and I'd rather have Mats Hummels/Scott Parker/Falcoa/etc. (I'm not great with the transfer rumors), while giving Ramsey a year to take control of a role that he's going to be asked to command in year's time anyway. I just think it sets us up more clearly for title runs in the coming seasons, and, to be honest, I don't think we would do any worse than we have this season even without him. Thoughts?