Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he never considered a move to Manchester United this summer.
The Spanish midfielder was the subject of multiple bids from the Red Devils, as David Moyes searched for a source of midfield creativity.
It was speculated that the ex-Arsenal man was open to a return to the Premier League with competition for first-team football fierce at the Nou Camp.
However, Fabregas has now said that he was never open to leaving the La Liga champions.
“The tougher the challenge the better I like it and Barcelona was the biggest and most difficult, and I want to finish in a happy manner and if I can retire at Barca, then so much the better,” Fabregas is quoted by the Evening Standard.
“The only thing in my head is triumphing at Barcelona.
“When I arrived at Barcelona I already knew there were other places where I could earn more or where I could have more minutes, but coming to Barca was my dream.
“It was my dream since I was small. I wouldn’t go, not even for double the money.”
The 26-year-old only moved to the Catalan giants in 2011, ending a successful spell with Arsenal.
His move was seen as controversial, with Barca openly urging him to leave London.
United eventually opted to move for Everton’s Marouane Fellaini.
The Belgian completed a deadline day move to Old Trafford, following Moyes from Goodison Park, after handing in a transfer request.
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