Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has insisted that he would love the chance to finish his career at the Camp Nou, closing the door on chances of reuniting with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in North London.
Fabregas is fondly remembered by Gunners fans after breaking into the Arsenal first team as a teenager, going on to become captain at the Emirates and one of Wenger's most impressive acquisitions to date.
The Spanish international is consistently linked with a sensational return to Arsenal despite becoming a key component of Barca's continued supremacy in La Liga, with Manchester United also strongly rumoured to have lodged a £25m bid for the schemer last summer.
During a question and answer session with fans on his Facebook page yesterday Fabregas reiterated his desire to spend the remainder of his career with the Catalan giants, vowing to concentrate his efforts on helping Barca remain a leading contender for every competition they enter.
He said: "It would be a dream come true to retire with Barca.
"I will continue to work very hard to make that happen.
"Playing here is a dream and means everything to me because I have always been a huge fan."
The 26-year-old made more than 300 first-team appearances during eight seasons at Arsenal, scoring 57 goals in all competitions.