United turned their attention elsewhere, namely Cesc’s team mate Thiago Alcantara, but having missed out on the 22 year old over the weekend United reportedly lodged a £25m offer for Cesc yesterday.
But Barcelona are set to disappoint United yet again after Tito Vilanova said that the midfielder would not be leaving the Nou Camp:
“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.”
Since joining Barcelona in 2011, Cesc has struggled for playing time in his favoured position but with Xavi ageing and Thiago being sold, Cesc could be better suited biding his time.