United’s pursuit of Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas took another twist this week with the Catalan club’s vice-president insisting that the former Arsenal skipper is going nowhere.
The Mail reports:
As United continue to adopt a stubborn stance with Chelsea over Wayne Rooney, they are finding Barcelona just as certain that they will not sell one of their star names.
Having already rejected a United offer of £26million for the Spain international, Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu said: ‘Barca will not entertain any offers for Cesc. He is non-transferable.”
Whether United take heed of Bartomeu’s warning remains to be seen as Chief Executive Edward Woodward is believed to be in the process of trying to tie up a deal for the midfielder, with conflicting reports of how likely Fabregas is to move.
It’s not the end of the saga by any stretch but Bartomeu’s comments certainly indicate there are are those at the club who don’t wish to see the Spanish international leave and at the very least United may have to drastically increase our initial £26 million bid for Fabregas.
Let’s just hope we’re not in for another long drawn out and ultimately unsuccessful transfer saga….