Fabregas to Arsenal or Manchester United claims disregarded in Spain

A report in Spain suggests that Cesc Fabregas is going nowhere this summer.

Fresh reports have emerged today that Cesc Fabregas could be allowed to leave Barcelona this summer - as they have reportedly given up on the former Arsenal man.

Goal.com report that:

Goal has learned that the Spanish giants are now open to the possibility of selling the versatile midfielder, who turns 27 on Sunday, this summer.

With that in mind two obvious names from the Premier League immediately came up as a potential location for the player.

It is suggested that Arsenal, the club he left to re-join his boyhood club Barca, and Manchester United are the frontrunners for his signature.

Both would be willing to spend big on playing a player of his quality to the club - and Arsene Wenger is still a massive fan of his former captain.

Meanwhile Manchester United were heavily linked with his signature in the summer of 2013 - and that could continue this year.

However reports in Spain tell a completely different story.

Mundo Deportivo claim to have something of the inside scoop on this story - and say that Fabregas will be going nowhere this summer.

It is believed that Barcelona’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta wants to bring Barcelona back to their former playing style under Pep Guardiola - which means bringing in players who play a certain way and KEEPING those with what they call ‘Barca DNA’.

Fabregas is one such player.

The report claims that:

Zubizarreta is very clear. Cesc should be part of the 2014-2015 project. It is a midfielder with Barca DNA , he knows the style fits the team.

They go on to suggest he is still considered the long-term successor to Xavi in the Barca midfield and that the likes of Rafinha, currently on loan at Celta Vigo, will return and become features in the first team.

With Javi Martinez and Ivan Rakitic also said to be major targets Barcelona are undergoing something of a mini-overhaul this summer.

But with Luis Enrique lined up to take over they still plan on having the Barca DNA flowing through the side.

That means Fabregas stays at the Nou Camp this summer - unless he pushes for a transfer.

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