Barcelona have told Manchester United that Cesc Fabregas is not for sale, despite their attempts to lure him to Old Trafford, according to the Guardian.
Manchester United are keen to land Fabregas and may bid £35million for the midfielder.
The Red Devils had a bid of £30million plus add-ons rejected. In order to capture Fabregas’ signature, Manchester United must smash their record transfer fee to land the former Arsenal and Spanish midfielder.
If Fabregas does join Manchester United, he would become United’s record signing.
The 26-year-old is said to be happy to stay at the Nou Camp and insists his future lies in Spain.
Reports in Spain also suggest Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has officially written to Manchester United to insist the former Arsenal midfielder will not be sold this summer.
Former Manchester United player Gerard Pique told The Sun: "United are wasting their time.
"It took a long time for Cesc to get his dream move back home and he won't give it up. This is home, it is where his family is, and he is playing with his closest friends."
Manchester United are stepping up their chase for Fabregas, but David Moyes has said a point will come when they will give up on their pursuit.
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