Barcelona have made a formal statement regarding the future of midfielder Cesc Fabregas, and it is not good news for English champions Manchester United.
The Red Devils are desperate to capture the Spanish midfielder, and after having two formal bids rejected already, new manager David Moyes has admitted that another offer is in the pipeline.
United have offered around £30m and £35m for the 26-year-old, but both bids have been rejected by the La Liga champions.
Moyes has made it public knowledge that his midfield needs improving, and after failing to sign Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona, who eventually sold the Spaniard to Bayern Munich, he then turned his attentions to Fabregas, but it looks like he will fail in his pursuit of him as well.
Despite reports breaking on Friday that Fabregas has told close friends in England that he would love to return to the Premier League, the Barca vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that the ex-Arsenal captain is not for sale at any price.
Bartomeu said: "United's interest for Cesc Fabregas is obvious, he's a great player but it does not bother us.
"It does not matter what they offer us, we are not selling him. We're counting on him. He's not for sale".
"If there was a higher offer would we accept it? No. He's a great player. It doesn't bother us that Manchester United want him. We're proud that a club like that wants one of our players."
Fabregas' former manager Arsene Wenger and his Barca team-mate Alex Song have both revealed that the 26-year-old won't be going anywhere this summer, and it now looks like the transfer saga is finally over.
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