Barcelona playmaker will remain at the Nou Camp this summer, despite interest from the Premier League champions.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas will not leave the club this summer, after rumours suggested Manchester United were to make an offer for the 26-year old.
Sky Sports‘ Guillem Balague has confirmed that his sources at the Nou Camp believe Fabregas will not leave the La Liga Champions.
“The club has definitely told me this evening that they have got no intention whatsoever of selling him,” Balague said
“His buyout clause, in case anybody is interested, is €200million (£171m), which is a little bit expensive. In any case it is a deterrent for people to come and try to poach him away.
“If anything was going to happen it would be in the future, maybe next year, who knows, but what seems certain is that both the club and himself have decided he will stay at Barcelona for at least one more season.”
Balague’s assertion that while Fabregas will not be leaving this season, the Catalans may look to offload the former Gunners playmaker next year could alert a host clubs, including Manchester United.
With the retirement of Paul Scholes, there is a hole in the middle of United’s midfield for a creative player to dictate the tempo and set up attacks.
Incoming boss David Moyes had reportedly set about making Fabregas his main transfer target to fill that gap but it seems like that move for the Spain international may now be impossible.