Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova says Cesc Fabregas has told him he has no intention of leaving the club.
Manchester United made a £25m bid for the ex-Arsenal midfielder on Monday, an offer which was reported to be under consideration and below the Spanish club’s current valuation of the player.
“I know he has received offers from other teams,” Vilanova reveals.
“But Cesc has told me he wants to stay here; he has told me it is his dream to stay with Barcelona. He doesn’t want to go to other teams for money reasons or playing time.”
Since re-joining the Catalans in 2011, Fabregas has played a bit-part role for the side. Last season he started 30 of Barcelona’s 38 league games but was substituted on 16 occasions. He was in the starting line-up in 6 of Barca’s 12 games in the Champions League but was subbed on three occasions.
Notwithstanding, Vilanova disclosed that the Spaniard would rather remain at his hometown club and fight for space in the starting lineup in the coming seasons.
“He knows there is competition for places here but his decision is to stay. I am relaxed about the situation.”
The 26-year-old has helped Barcelona win the Copa del Rey in 2011/12 and La Liga last season.