Chelsea star rules out Barcelona move

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Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has ruled out returning to boyhood club Barcelona, reports talkSPORT.

The 21-year-old arrived in west London in the summer of 2011, signing for around £4million, but has seen his Premier League progress hampered after a season-ending injury back in December.

Romeu suffered a serious knee injury that required surgery, ruling him out for the remainder of the 2012/13 campaign. However, he's already set his sights on a Stamford Bridge comeback next season.

Barcelona inserted a buy-back clause into Romeu's Chelsea deal, believing that he would develop into a world-class talent, but he's played down suggestions that he could move back to Camp Nou, intimating he'll have more chance of regular football in England.

"Yes, little has been said really [about a return to Barcelona]. But I'm very happy here and I still have two years on my contract," the Spaniard told El Iberico.

"I want to play and be happy. When Rafa Benitez arrived he gave me minutes, which is what I wanted, that's the important thing.

"There is no point of thinking about going to another club if you are not going to play.

"Playing in midfield for a club like Barca is virtually impossible. If I can make it big here I would be great."

In Romeu's absence, Chelsea have won the Europa League following a 2-1 final victory over Benfica in Amsterdam on Wednesday, and look set to secure a return to the Champions League via a top four finish in the Premier League table.



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