Manchester City are not in the bidding for Cesc Fabregas, reports

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Cesc Fabregas' current situation at the Nou Camp has attracted interest from a wealth of Premier League clubs.

According to Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail, Manchester City have not yet entered the running for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

The Spaniard is set to leave the Catalan giants after being disregarded from the club’s future plans. It is understood that he has a £30million release clause written into his contract, which has attracted a number of top Premier League sides.

Recent reports suggest that initial talks have already been held between the Premier League champions, Manchester City, and Fabregas’ representatives.

This news looked to set to spark a bidding war between City and the midfielder’s former club Arsenal. Meanwhile, rivals Manchester United and top flight runners-up Liverpool are also thought to be interested in acquiring his services.

However, Ladyman dismissed speculation linking the Premier League champions with a formal bid for the Spaniard, confirming the information via his personal Twitter account.

Reports suggested Fabregas could be targeted as a prospective replacement for the disgruntled Yaya Toure. City are also unsure about the midfielder plans following his bizarre birthday tantrum and Fabregas is deemed an ideal successor if he cannot be convinced to stay.

He is four years younger and would likely comand lower wages, helping City meet Financial Fair Play rules.The Spaniard would also count as a British home-grown player which would ease the club's problems with the new UEFA regulations.

ESPN have also recently confirmed that City will not be bidding for the Barca midfielder.

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