Francesc Fabregas has put paid to the transfer hopes of Manchester United, Manchester City and former club Arsenal, as it appears he has no intention of leaving Barcelona this summer.
Recent reports have heavily suggested that the Spaniard’s time at the Nou Camp would come to an end following another frustrating campaign this term, but Mundo Deportivo now claims that the 27-year-old wants to remain in Catalonia. As lately as yesterday Fabregas was linked with a record-breaking £45million move to United, and City and Arsenal were both also keen to hold talks over an imminent deal.
However Mundo rubbishes the notion of a Premier League return for the former Gunners skipper, and states that he is instead confident that he can thrive if Luis Enrique is named as the successor to Gerardo Martino, as many expect he will be. The same report dismisses another previous bout of speculation which alluded to the fact that the club didn’t see Fabregas as part of their future because he couldn’t fit in with the team’s style of play.
As far as the reigning La Liga champions are concerned transfer wise it does look as though they will be conducting a summer revamp of a side which is now apparently destined to finish the season trophy-less, but Fabregas looks as though he may yet survive the cull.