Man United transfers: Cesc Fàbregas never wanted to leave Barcelona

Man United transfers: Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists he never wanted to leave Camp Nou this summer

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Cesc Fàbregas moved to Barcelona in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

Cesc Fabregas insists he never expressed his desire to leave Barcelona this summer despite being linked with a move to Manchester United.

The Premier League champions had two bids for the 26-year-old playmaker rejected by the La Liga holders over the course of the current transfer window as David Moyes attempted to bolster his midfield options.

However, Fàbregas has now spoken out about the rumours surrounding his future in recent months, adding he wants to remain at Camp Nou and be a success at his boyhood club.

“I have never said that I could go, nor have I talked to the president or the coach about it,” Fàbregas told TVE show Esport Club.

“What I don’t know is how this can be said to be true just because some journalist wrote it on Twitter.

“My dream is to stay here and succeed.”

He added: “I have a great desire to achieve even more and I am committed to this club and proud to be here.”

Fàbregas has scored 20 goals in 62 La Liga appearances for Barcelona after the midfielder returned to his boyhood club from Arsenal in August 2011.

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