Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas: I have never hidden the fact that I want to return to Barcelona

Midfield maestro spoke of his possible future in Spain...
As both Barcelona and Real Madrid push for the signature of Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas next summer, the Barcelona-based daily Sport has released a report in which the young Gunner expresses his desire to return to Barcelona.

Responding to questions on Catalunya Radio, Fabregas commented on his possible Blaugrana future. "Barcelona is the best city in the world to live in and the quality of life is great. I know it very well. I do not like the climate in London, but as a city it is spectacular. When I retire, I will live in Bareclona."

Fabregas then issued comments that seemed to indicate his desire to wear a Barca shirt next season. "I have never hidden the fact that I want to return to Barcelona. Since I was nine months old, my grandfather would take me to the Barca stadium and all my life I have worn the Blaugrana colours. For one motive or another I had to go, but one never knows what can happen."

At 22 years old, Fabregas stated: "I'm in the best form of my career, individually speaking, and I want to keep my mind in the present. There are four months of competition and we are doing well as a team. I want to be calm and to be able to centre myself in the Premier and in the Champions so that I can arrive at the World Cup in good form, that is another of my priorities."

With respect to his future next summer, Fabregas insisted no discussions had yet come up. "No one has called me - not me nor my agent, although I only speak of what I know."