Cesc Fabregas not for sale: Gerardo Martino

Jul 27, 2013, 04:28 IST | AFP

Gerardo Martino, officially unveiled as Barcelona's new manager yesterday, wasted no time in telling Manchester United that Cesc Fabregas was not for sale.

On Thursday, United boss David Moyes revealed that the English champions’ attempts to sign Fabregas were “ongoing” after two reported bids had been rejected.

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas

Martino, asked about Fabregas, insisted: “If the club has signalled its refusal twice, then I signal it a third time — and so he (Fabregas) will be staying here.”

Barca vice-president Josep Maria Bartolomeu confirmed: “We are not thinking of selling Cesc. That United are showing interest in Cesc is normal, because he’s a great player. That makes us proud.”

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