Man United transfers: Red Devils ‘give up on signing Cesc Fàbregas’

Man United transfers: Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta says Red Devils have given up pursuit of Cesc Fàbregas

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

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has insisted that Manchester United have pulled out of the race to sign Cesc Fàbregas.

The Red Devils have tabled at least two bids for the 26-year-old playmaker, but the La Liga champions have been quick to turn down United’s advances.

David Moyes was reported to be weighing up a third bid for the Spain international, believed to be in the region of £30m.

But Barcelona chief Zubizarreta has moved to end the speculation over the midfielder’s future by insisting that the Premier League side have agreed to end their pursuit of the player.

“They [United] have told us that they understand our position and have confirmed that they’re withdrawing from their attempts to sign Cesc,” said Zubizarreta.

“We saw in the Joan Gamper match [against Santos on Friday] that he is on his game. He has a contract and anything else is just speculation.”

Zubizarreta’s comments come after Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Sunday insisted that Fàbregas has decided to stay at Camp Nou for at least another season.

The Frenchman said: “What I know is that Fàbregas will stay one more year at least with Barcelona. That’s the information I have. If that changes, I don’t know. That’s what I’ve been told.”

Fàbregas spent eight seasons in north London with Arsenal before securing a £35m transfer back to his boyhood club in August 2011.

Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker tells Jurgen Klopp to switch Liverpool FC star’s position
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez
Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez Stats – Who Is Better?
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker tells Jurgen Klopp to switch Liverpool FC star’s position
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez
Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez Stats – Who Is Better?
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature