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The Barcelona chief has revealed that the Red Devils have ended their pursuit of the Spain international, with the Catalan club adamant the former Arsenal star would not be sold

Barcelona director Andoni Zubizarreta claims that Manchester United are set to give up on their attempts to sign midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

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Goal exclusively revealed that the Premier League champions had made a third and final offer worth £35 million for the former Arsenal playmaker at the end of July.

But with Barcelona adamant that the 26-year-old is not for sale at any price, United appear to have conceded defeat in their pursuit of the Spain international.

"We count on Cesc [Fabregas], we're delighted to have him," Zubizarreta told Mundo Deportivo.

"[Manchester] United said they understand our position and won't try any longer."

With a move for Fabregas now seemingly off the cards, David Moyes could turn his attention to Everton's Marouane Fellaini, with the Scottish boss mulling over a double swoop for the Belgian and left-back Leighton Baines.

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