Barcelona vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu has warned Manchester United that Cesc Fabregas is not for sale.
United have tabled a bid for the former Arsenal midfielder as David Moyes looks to lure him back to the Premier League.
The Red Devils have made Fabregas one of their top targets this summer as they aim to add some creativity to their midfield.
Moyes revealed earlier on Friday that he was waiting to hear soon on the club’s bid for Fabregas as he tries to make his first big-name signing at Old Trafford.
However, Bartomeu has moved to quell any talk of an imminent transfer for Fabregas by insisting they will not entertain any offers for the Spain international.
“Barcelona can assure you we will not entertain any offers for Cesc,” Bartomeu was quoted by Spanish daily Sport. “It is totally ruled out, he’s not for sale.”
Fabregas has always repeatedly said he wants to stay at his hometown club and it appears Barcelona have no plans to lose the 26-year-old this summer.