Photo: Barça Midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Spanish international Cesc Fabregas said Thursday that his plan has always been to remain with FC Barcelona, ending speculation about a possible move.
“I’ve never thought about leaving, I haven’t doubted for a single moment,” the 26-year-old midfielder told a press conference in Malaysia, the latest stop on Barça’s pre-season tour.
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester United have approached Barcelona twice in recent weeks with offers for Fabregas, who signed with London club Arsenal in 2003 and became one of the top players in England before a transfer to Barça in 2011.
“It cost me a lot to return (to Spain). I’m happy in Barcelona and my dream is to triumph with Barça. No one will change this,” he said Thursday, denying that he talked to anyone at Man United.
“When such an important team makes two offers, it flatters you, but at no time did I speak with anyone from United,” Fabregas said.