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Fabregas: Barcelona exit talk 'absurd'

BARCELONA playmaker Cesc Fabregas has described speculation linking him with a move away from the Nou Camp as "absurd".

Fabregas has been in and out of the Barca first team following his return to the Catalan club from Arsenal in 2011 and that has led to reports that several Premier League clubs might try and tempt the Spain international back to England this summer.

However, the 26-year-old has been keen to stress he sees his future at Barca and reiterated that stance in an interview today.

He said: "I've always said that I'm happy at Barca. Whoever says that I'm leaving doesn't know me and has never spoken with me nor with my agent, because he knows that I don't want him to talk with other people about me.

"I'm very private and I don't even talk about these things with my family.

"If someone says anything that isn't that I want to play at Barca, it's completely absurd."

Fabregas has been linked with a move to Manchester United, where he would link up again with former Arsenal team-mate Robin van Persie.

Arsenal are also thought to be interested in bringing their former captain back to the Emirates.