Tuesday, July 16, 2013
''I WILL NOT JOIN MANCHESTER UNITED'' FABREGAS DECIDES TO STAY WITH BARCELONA
Former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas have told Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova he wants to remain with the Catalan giants and doesn't want to move to Manchester United
The English premier league champion confirmed yesterday they had launched an ambitious £26million bid for the Fabregas but the Spaniard have decided that he still has a future at the La Liga champion.
This decision will shock Manchester United manager, David Moyes after his other target from Barca Thiago Alcantara opted to rejoin his former manager Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich instead of joining the Barclays Premier League champions.
And now Barca boss Vilanova has revealed talks with Fabregas who has made it clear he wants to stay at the Nou Camp.
Vilanova said: 'Cesc has received offers from other clubs. I talked with him and he told me he wants to stay. His dream is to triumph here.
'We're very happy to have Cesc. I'm conscious that he has received offers, but he spoke to me, says he's happy, no chance of leaving.'
Meanwhile, there was more good news for Barcelona supporters as midfielder Sergio Busquets has signed a contract extension on his birthday which ties him to the Nou Camp until June 2018.
The new deal also has an option to be extended for a further season up until 2019, while the buyout clause for the Spain player remains at £130m.
Busquets, who turned 25 on Tuesday, is an unsung hero of the Barcelona team and has made 238 first-team appearances.