Spain international wants to ‘triumph’ at Barcelona.
Manchester United’s hopes of signing Cesc Fabregas appear to be over after the playmaker committed his future to Barcelona.
New United boss David Moyes has made the 26-year-old Spaniard his top midfield target, after reportedly missing out on Thiago Alcantara, and has seen two bids rejected by the Catalans.
The Red Devils were prepared to break their £30.75m transfer record to bring the Spain star to Old Trafford but the former Arsenal captain has insisted he is happy at the Nou Camp.
“My dream has always been to play at Barça and nothing has changed. I’m very, very happy here and I never thought about leaving,” Fabregas told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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“I never had any doubt. It has cost me a lot to return to Barça and now I want to triumph here.”
United’s second bid was believed to be in the region of £35m and Fabregas acknowledged it was an honour to be wanted by the Premier League champions but stressed no talks have taken place.
“It’s an honour United makes two bids, but there have been no talks. I didn’t talk with any club since I joined Barça two years ago.”
Moyes is now set to turn his attentions to Everton’s £25m-rated midfielder Marouane Fellaini.