Agent coy on Cesc Barca talk
Cesc Fabregas' agent has refused to rule out a move to Barcelona after denying any contact with the Spanish giants.
By Peter O'Rourke
Last Updated: 14/10/07 3:01pm
Cesc Fabregas' agent has refused to rule out a move to Barcelona after denying any contact with the Spanish giants about a possible switch.
Reports in Spain have claimed Barcelona are lining up a move for Fabregas as they look to reunite him with Thierry Henry.
Fabregas started his career at Barcelona before Arsenal stole in to lure him away from Camp Nou to North London.
The classy midfielder has established himself as one of the best midfielders in Europe under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger.
Fabregas has never hidden his desire to return to Spain one day and both Barcelona and Real Madrid are believed to be monitoring his situation.
The 20-year-old's agent Joseba Diaz says he has had no contact with Barcelona, but that Fabregas would be flattered by any interest from the Catalan titans.
Compliment"Neither the player nor I have considered the news, really, and all we're thinking about is the match against Denmark. What will be, will be," Diaz told Radio Marca.
"But if we do hear of an offer from Barcelona, the club that taught him so much, then that would be a real compliment to Cesc."
Arsenal are unlikely to entertain any overtures for Fabregas, with the player tied down to a long-term contract at Emirates Stadium.
Meanwhile, Barcelona could find themselves in a dispute with Arsenal youngster Fran Merida over his compensation fee.
Diaz also represents Merida, who like Fabregas left Barcelona for the capital at the age of 16.
Merida's move to Arsenal infuriated Barcelona, who took the player to court accusing him of breaking an agreement with them to move to England.
An independent tribunal ruled earlier this week that Merida must pay Barcelona €3.2million (£2.23 million) in compensation for leaving the club.
Arsenal are expected to fork out for the compensation package, but Diaz has revealed he is ready to appeal the decision.
Continue fighting"We are not in agreement with the opinion, so we will continue fighting until the end if it is necessary," noted Diaz.
"This issue has not finished."