Emirates midfielder does little to silence speculation.
Cesc Fabregas is refusing to discuss his future, but claims he stands by comments he has made in the past.
The Arsenal midfielder, who tasted World Cup glory with Spain at this summer’s World Cup, continues to find himself at the centre of a long-running transfer saga.
Primera Liga giants Barcelona have been chasing his signature for a while, with the player himself admitting that he would welcome a switch to Camp Nou.
As a Catalan native, Fabregas has often expressed a desire to return to his roots at some stage.
It was reported prior to the World Cup that he had informed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger of his wish to head back to Spain, and Barca subsequently saw an official approach knocked back.
Things have failed to progress since then, with events in South Africa taking centre stage, but the transfer mill is set to spring back to life now the World Cup is over.
Fabregas is determined to steer clear of the speculation for as long as possible, but he has admitted that he still harbours an ambition to play for Barca sooner rather than later.
“I have not spoken to anybody in the last few days and I want to ignore anything regarding my future for now,” he said.
“I want to enjoy my holidays and I don’t want to talk about Barcelona at this moment.
“I make no apologies for the comments I have made in the past. I have expressed my interest in returning and I stand by that, as that is my personal wish.” (Sky Sports)
Clearly its all to easy to read too much into statements made and the context they were made in, but this is surely not helping matters. Cesc Fabregas does tend to sit on the fence on the subject of his long term future and where that future may take place.
The Arsenal captain clearly love the north London club but finds it hard to fully commit his future to the club. Surely if the Emirates man wanted to silence any talk he could just come out and say “I am going nowhere” and until he does the speculation will continue ad infinitum.
There is talk of a new bid coming from the Nou Camp outfit in the region of £40m, but then there is also talk of the Catalan giants pulling out of any new move for the young Spaniard. Who knows what to believe!