Zubizarreta believes the Red Devils understand the Spaniard will not move.
It finally seems as if Manchester United will have to accept Barcelona won’t sell Cesc Fabregas as the Catalans’ sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta becomes involved in the debate.
Zubizarreta says that whilst United are desperate to sign the midfielder, the Premier League champions are aware Barca will not budge from their no sale position.
“Manchester United are interested in the player, but it’s also true that they understand our position of not wanting to sell,” the director was quoted on Sky Sports.
“They have renounced his signing. We aren’t going to sell him.”
Although the La Liga holders have reiterated several times that the 26-year-old will not be leaving the Nou Camp, the Red Devils have still submitted two bids for Fabregas of £25m and £30m – which have both been rejected.
New manager David Moyes was thinking of coming back with a third improved offer, but perhaps will reconsider after Zubizarreta’s comments in order to save face.
United have made recruitment in central midfield a priority this summer as the club now lack creativity in the middle of the park following the retirement of Paul Scholes.
It is beginning to worry Red Devils fans that the team have been so quiet in the transfer market, with Uruguayan youngster Guillermo Varela the only new acquisition to date.