Fabregas wants assurances at Barca

Cesc Fabregas will pursue a move to Manchester United if he is not given higher squad status by Barcelona, the Daily Star understands.

The 26 year old’s preferred option is to remain at the Nou Camp, though he wants assurances if that is to be the case.

The Spain international has scored twenty goals in sixty league appearances since returning to the Catalan club two years ago.

New Barca boss Gerardo Martino is keen for the former Arsenal captain to stay, though has said it is players decision.

Meanwhile, Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said that there have been no bids made for Marouane Fellaini, according to Sky Sports.

David Moyes has been linked with a move for the player who he brought to England in 2008 all summer, despite Fabregas being his number one target in midfield.

However, the new Toffee’s manager has insisted that the club hasn’t received an offer, going on to say that the Belgium international and fellow marquee player Leighton Baines, who has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford, are training hard ahead of the new season.

United had a bid of around £12m for left-back Baines rejected earlier this summer.