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Cesc Fabregas not leaving Barcelona, says Song

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Song believes Fabregas will stay at Barcelona (©GettyImages)
Song believes Fabregas will stay at Barcelona (©GettyImages).

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song firmly believes that team-mate Cesc Fabregas will not be leaving the Nou Camp for any other club this summer.

The Cameroon international, who also played with Fabregas at Arsenal, is convinced that the Manchester United target will remain a Barcelona player for the duration of the 2013/14 campaign.

"I did not speak with him but I know Cesc is 100 per cent here," Song told Sky Sports News after Barcelona's 2-0 pre-season defeat by Bayern Munich on Wednesday. "He loves Barcelona, he loves the club. He will stay here next season and give 100 per cent because I know him very well and he'll want to fight. He's focused on the club.

"He wants just to give his best for Barcelona. He's from Barcelona, he loves Barcelona and he'll want to start the season to show what he can do.'

Song acknowledged the intense transfer speculation that has surrounded the Spain international this summer. Manchester United have already had two bids rejected by the Catalan giants - and are believed to be planning a third - but Song has declared that Fabregas is fully focused on helping the La Liga champions retain their domestic crown and challenge for European silverware under newly-appointed manager Gerardo Martino.

"People are talking and talking, but we know he is focused here and ready to start the season," Song added. "He's enjoying a holiday with his family and I'm sure he wants just to come back here.

"It's my own opinion but I know he will stay here, 100 per cent."

Fabregas, who spent eight years at Arsenal, returned to boyhood club Barcelona in August 2011 for a fee which could eventually rise to £35m.

Despite finding himself on the bench for a number of key clashes, the 26-year-old World Cup winner has still managed to win a La Liga title, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup during his two-year stint.

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