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Fabregas denies Real again
10 Jul 2007 - 08:07:53
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has played down renewed speculation linking him with a move home to Spain to join Real Madrid.
Newly-appointed Real coach, Bernd Schuster, has spoken of his desire to land Fabregas this summer, having only just been confirmed as Fabio Capello's successor at the Bernabeu.
Schuster said: "I like Cesc Fabregas, he plays in the same position as I did in my playing days.
"He has improved a lot in England and learnt a lot from Arsene Wenger, a coach who I admire and who has done over the years a very good job with young players.
"I believe he is one of the few players in his position that can carry a team on his back and when I say team, I mean a quality team."
However, Fabregas has again voiced his contentment with the Gunners, telling the Daily Star: "Everyone wants the best for me, but I'm happy in London and I haven't made any plans to go.
"Seeing people of all ages, young and old, wearing the shirt with my name on it in London is an honour and gives me a lift.
"I could play every game, the fans are on my side and that means you're doing things well."
Fabregas, still only 20, joined the Gunners in the summer of 2003 from Barcelona and has already made more than 150 first-team appearances, scoring 13 goals.