Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has said that it is “unfair” that his conversation with Gerard Pique over the future of Cesc Fabregas was leaked out.
Just moments before a scheduled press conference earlier this week, Pique was caught on microphones telling Del Bosque that his compatriot and Barcelona teammate will leave Camp Nou this summer.
'He told me it's done', he told his coach while shielding his mouth from the onlooking reporters.'He's off, €33 million (£27m) he said to me’.
TVE subsequently aired the comments, leaving Del Bosque disgruntled that the conversation was leaked.
‘I think it was unfair that the conversation was leaked’, he told Radio Marca.
Del Bosque himself is no stranger to big players making big moves during transfer windows. After all, he was the Real Madrid coach between 1999 and 2003, during which time he led the Spanish giants to two La Liga titles and as many Champions League trophies.
However, Del Bosque has refused to wade in on the current situation regarding Fabregas’ future, saying: ‘It's not for me to assess the club's decisions. He's a Spain player and I must say he's training brilliantly. He's really useful anywhere on the pitch’.
Arsenal and Manchester City both have been linked with Fabregas, but while the North London club have ruled themselves out of the running, it is their city-rivals Chelsea who are said to be leading the race for the midfielder's signature.
As a matter of fact, Blues manager Jose Mourinho himself has revealed that he is interested in signing the 27-year-old, who left Arsenal for his boyhood team Barca in 2011 and has since won one La Liga and one Copa del Rey title.
However, the Barcelona fans are not happy with Fabregas’ performances and have jeered him on more than one occasion in the 2013-14 season.
With Pique having disclosed Fabregas’ ‘done deal’, it now appears that it is just a matter of days before the Spain international midfielder completes his move to Chelsea.