Spain international Cesc Fabregas' proposed transfer from Arsenal to Barcelona has edged closer to reality after the influential midfielder admitted his future was out of his hands.
Fabregas has been a long-time target of the Catalan giants and they finally appear to be closing in on a player who left their youth team ranks for the Gunners seven years ago.
Speaking from Spain's training camp, Fabregas told Sky Sports:"I will only say one thing, I have great respect for Arsene Wenger, for Arsenal football club and for the Arsenal fans.
"Sometimes not even in my house I feel more love than I felt at Arsenal.
"I had a long conversation with Arsene, it was probably the greatest conversation I've had with someone in my life and I respect him so much and I don't want to say too much about this.
"He told me to concentrate on my football, he told me to concentrate on the World Cup, he told me to leave it in his hands, he will deal with whatever happens in my future and that's what I'm doing, just concentrating on football.
"It's not up to me anymore and it's just now about Arsenal and whatever it has to be and that's it.
"I don't want to say anything else, I just want to be focused for the World Cup because it is the most important thing – the rest is the future and I'm not interested in the future."