Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas wants his future to be resolved before the start of the World Cup finals.
Midfielder insists there has been no approach from Barcelona
Cesc Fabregas wants his future to be resolved before the start of the World Cup finals, but has reiterated he is in no rush to leave Arsenal for Barcelona.
The midfielder came through the youth ranks at Barcelona before joining the Gunners at the age of 16 and has repeatedly been linked with a move back to the Primera Liga leaders.
Reports suggest he could be the subject of an offer this summer as Barcelona prepare for their presidential elections at the end of the season.
Fabregas readily admits that he does want to play for Barca at some point in his career, but is adamant he is not pushing for a move away from Arsenal.
However, the 23-year-old is keen to ensure any uncertainty regarding his club future is put to bed before Spain start their World Cup challenge in South Africa.
"I want to make a decision about my future before the World Cup," said Fabregas, who expects to recover from a cracked fibula in time to be fit for the tournament.
"It's impossible to perform at a tournament such as the World Cup if you're not fully focused on the sporting aspects of the game. It does not benefit anyone.
"If I ever leave Arsenal it will be to play for Barcelona. I would like to go, whether they want me or not is another matter.
"I am 23 years old and I have a long career in front of me. I've never hidden the fact that playing for Barcelona is a dream that I would like to fulfil.
"I'm very happy at Arsenal. I'm in no hurry to leave the club.
"Barcelona are still playing for the Liga title and I'm still an Arsenal player. It would be a lack of respect to discuss a transfer now.
"No candidates for the Barcelona presidency have approached me, so I don't feel used."