Cesc Fabregas has reiterated his intention to stay with Barcelona beyond the summer transfer window amid reports the Spain international is a target for Premier League champions Manchester United.

The ex-Arsenal captain has been linked with a move to Old Trafford before the transfer deadline in August after doubts were raised about his long-term future at Barcelona following the acquisition of Neymar.

Former Manchester United defender Denis Irwin claims Fabregas has been identified by David Moyes as his No.1 target and Sir Alex Ferguson's successor is 'going to move heaven and earth' to sign the player.

Fabregas, however, has dismissed claims he is hoping to find more regular football away from the Camp Nou next season, and has rejected links to Manchester United as nothing more than speculation.

"It's fascinating how some people can invent these things, I've never opened my mouth about this," Fabregas Onda Cero.

"I’m very happy, it's taken a lot to get where I am and I don't plan on throwing that away for anything.

"The truth is that if I didn't feel that I was wanted it would be different, but I haven't been told anything. 

"I'm very happy, the truth is that I want to triumph with Barcelona. I'm living a dream, it was my dream since I was a child and I would like to fulfil that by working hard."

Fabregas joined Barcelona from Arsenal in the summer transfer window of 2011 for a fee of €40 million and has scored 29 goals in 96 appearances, while also contributing 32 assists.

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