Manchester United Transfer News: Fabregas Shuts Down Any Chance of Old Trafford Move By Insisting He Is Staying at Barcelona

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Aug 09, 2013 01:16 AM EDT
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Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas felt Mesut Ozil was Real Madrid's second best player after Cristiano Ronaldo"


Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has poured some ice-cold water on a possible move to Manchester United, by insisting he is staying at the Camp Nou.

United have seen a couple of bids rejected by Barcelona already for Fabregas and now have been told a further bid would be futile with Fabregas very much seeing his future with the Spanish champions.

"Triumphing in Barcelona has been my dream since I was a child," Fabregas said.

"I am very happy at Barcelona and I haven't spoken to any other club in the last two years."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had also earlier said that he expects Fabregas to stay at Barca for at least another year.

However, some reports suggested Barcelona were ready to sell the 26-year-old to United if an acceptable bid were to be made. Fabregas, though, rubbished those reports, saying he has been told by the club that he is going nowhere.

"Stories have been invented," the former Arsenal captain added. "I was never given any sign from the club to make me think they didn't want me, I have always felt wanted here.

"I spoke to (Barca vice-president Josep) Bartomeu, the president (Sandro Rosell) in person and Tata also told me he wanted me to stay and there's been no problem.

"I know what (manager Gerardo) Martino wants from me, it is very clear. I will have to work very hard."

With the Fabregas option now closed, United manager David Moyes is likely to raid his old club Everton.

Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines have been heavily linked with moves to Old Trafford, and Moyes is expected to step up his efforts to sign the duo before the transfer window shuts on September 2.

United have also been linked with a move for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, but Fellaini, with his release clause, looks like the more likely option at the moment.

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