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Last Updated: Wednesday June 02 2010 18:46 GMT

Arsenal say no to Fabregas move

Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal have rejected an offer from Barcelona for captain Cesc Fabregas.

The Spanish club announced on Wednesday they had contact the Gunners about he midfielder who has already said he'd like to move to the Nou Camp.

The 23-year-old used to play in Barcelona's youth side before he moved to the north London club.

His contract with the Gunners doesn't run out until 2014 and as captain he plays a key part in the side who don't want to lose him.

Barcelona said on their club website: "Everybody knows that Cesc wants to sign for Barca and that we also want him to come here."

But Arsenal have replied on their site: "We immediately and resolutely told them once again we have no intention of selling our captain."