Fabregas unlikely to be sold this summer

Manchester United’s chances of signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas are ‘wide of the mark’ according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

United were rumoured to be in talks with the former Arsenal captain, though it looks unlikely that a move could happen for at least twelve months.

Should the Premier League champions make a move for the former Gunners captain this summer, they would need a pay around £70 million for Barcelona to make back the money they paid in August 2011, as Arsenal are set to receive half of any transfer fee.

Furthermore, Arsenal could potentially retain the services of the Spanish international for around £20 million should lodge and interest, as they have first refusal on the player.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has insisted that he will not sell Gareth Bale to another Premier League club.

The PFA, FWA and Barclays Premier League Player of the Year is reportedly at target for United, Manchester City and Chelsea as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The Express reports that Levy has vowed to never sell to a club in the same division again, following the backlash after Dimitar Berbatov’s £30 million transfer from Spurs to United back in 2008.