Yesterday night reports emerged that Cesc would be open to a move to United, linking up with former team mate Robin Van Persie, but Martino’s comments today make a deal between the two clubs seem highly unlikely.
Barcelona had said that they would wait to appoint a new manager before making any decision on Cesc and when the Argentine manager was asked about the player he simply replied:
“Man United want Cesc? If the club rejected two offers, I will reject it a third time. Cesc will be here.”
These comments seem to put an end to the on going saga, but with the number of twists and turns we have seen so far I believe there is still more to come.