Vilanova expects Fabregas to stay

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Barcelona head coach Tito Vilanova believes that Cesc Fabregas will resist offers to return to England to remain at the Camp Nou next season.
The 26-year-old Spain midfielder has been heavily linked with Manchester United in recent days, but Vilanova expects the former Arsenal man to stay put. He told reporters: "I know he has received offers from other teams.

"But Cesc has told me he wants to stay here, he has told me it is his dream to stay with Barcelona. He doesn't want to go to other teams for money reasons or playing time.

"He knows there is competition for places here, but his decision is to stay. I am relaxed about the situation.

"It is a good sign that the club gets offers for our players. It shows we have players other teams want, but Fabregas wants to stay."

Fabregas spent eight years with the Gunners before heading home to Barca in August 2011, helping the club regain the Primera Liga title last season.

Barcelona, who have added Brazilian starlet Neymar to their squad this summer, are 1.66 to be crowned Spanish champions in 2013/14, with Real Madrid 2.25.

The Catalans are 4.50 to triumph in the Champions League, with Real 6.50 and holders Bayern Munich 4.50.

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