Barcelona break silence on Manchester United’s Fabregas approach

by Sam Peoples

Barcelona have responded to Manchester United’s advances for Cesc Fabregas by claiming that he is not for sale at any cost.

David Moyes last night officially confirmed United’s offer for Fabregas and with Ed Woodward now in Manchester on urgent transfer business, fans hoped that United could land a deal for Fabregas.

Moyes also stated that he hoped to have positive news on the transfer front in the next 24 hours in today’s press conference.

But Barcelona’s vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu has poured cold water on any move by stating that Fabregas will not be leaving the Nou Camp this summer.

“Cesc will be staying,” he is quoted in SPORT .

“The club will not sit down to negotiate his sale with anyone.”

Even if Barcelona do not want to sell the 26-year-old midfielder, if he hands in an official transfer request they may be forced to do so.

Wenger was adament in the past that Van Persie would not be sold and we all know how that one turned out.

If Fabregas was really not for sale at any cost, then why has Barcelona not officially confirmed that United’s €30 million bid has been rejected?

Barcelona tried to spin it that there had been no offers for Fabregas but given that their own manager Tito Vilanova and David Moyes have both confirmed that there had been an offer placed, there are mixed signals going on at the Nou Camp that give United fans some hope that a deal for Fabregas can be arranged.

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