Barca: No deal in place for Cesc

26 October 2010 03:30
Barcelona director of football Andoni Zubizarreta has confirmed no deal is in place that will see long-time target Cesc Fabregas join the Catalan giants from Arsenal. The La Liga champions chased the Spain World Cup winner during the summer, but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has so far refused to part with his captain and talisman. Although media reports suggest that a deal was struck for the midfielder to join next summer, Zubizaretta has admitted no talks with Wenger have been carried out. "I have not spoken to Wenger about a guarantee for the transfer next season," Zubizaretta said. "Cesc is a very good footballer, but now I do not say if he enters into our plans for the next season. "We will value the player, and we will decide. We will plan, and see if Cesc falls into that plan or not." The former Barcelona goalkeeper has also insisted there will be no new additions making their way to Camp Nou in January's transfer window. He believes manager Josep Guardiola is more than happy with the squad this term. He added: "We have a squad that has done well, and it is the squad that we wanted. "It gives us many options, it is diverse, with players who give us much. We will not look for anyone in January. If there are no exceptional circumstances, we will make no signing in the winter market."

Source: ESA