Manchester City join Arsenal on the list of clubs that Cesc Fabregas will NOT be joining 6 years ago

Manchester City join Arsenal on the list of clubs that Cesc Fabregas will NOT be joining

The midfielder is surplus to requirements at Barcelona and is likely to return to England this summer.

Manchester City are not interested in bringing Cesc Fabregas back to the Premier League this summer, according to Sky Sports.

City are prioritising defensive reinforcements, while Guillem Balague insists that Arsenal are also out of the running for their former captain.

"They have told Fabregas to look for a team - but Arsenal are not interested," he said.

"Barca want at least 35m euros - he cost 40m - I think (Barca coach) Luis Enrique has concluded the way he played at Arsenal, he cannot play like that at Barca because it's a more tactically disciplined team.

"Fabregas came to Barcelona and expected something else but what he saw was fans who weren't all happy that he'd cost 40m euros having been developed at La Masia (Barcelona's academy).

"But his stats were really good - he just didn't have the unanimous love of the fans.

"There was a story in one of the Catalan papers on Monday afternoon saying that Chelsea and him have agreed to a deal - that's not true - not yet anyway - but Chelsea are a team would suit him, as would Manchester United."

Barcelona are said to be on the brink of bringing in Atletico Madrid star Koke as Fabregas' replacement.