Fabregas denies Rosell agreement

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Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has rubbished the latest round of rumours linking him with a move to former club Barcelona.

The 22-year-old midfielder has made more than 160 league appearances for the Gunners since arriving from the Catalan side's youth ranks in 2003.

But he has long been linked with a big-money move back to the Camp Nou, with the European champions believed to have been weighing up an offer for his services during the close-season.

Recent reports have suggested that Fabregas has met with Sandro Rosell, a candidate hoping to succeed current Barca president Joan Laporta, whose tenure ends next summer.

But Fabregas has insisted that he is no part of Rosell's campaign to succeed Laporta, and is fully focussed on winning a trophy for Arsene Wenger's outfit in 2009/10.

“I have not spoken to anyone at the moment, there is nothing,” he said in Marca.

“I do not know if I will leave the Premier League next year. I am happy and it is an important year for the club.

“I have not spoken to anyone, if something has to happen will happen, but currently there is nothing.”

And the Spanish international, who has 43 caps for his country, admitted that Barca's arch-rivals Real Madrid were interested in signing him several years ago.

“Two or three years ago, there was something. [Real] Madrid and its fans have always been very good to me and for that I will be forever grateful,” he said.

“There has never been anything serious with another team since I joined Arsenal.”