Fabregas looks to diffuse Barcelona exit talk

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Cesc Fabregas has attempted to end speculation about his future by insisting he will only leave Barcelona if he is told he is no longer wanted.

The 26-year-old former Barca youth player returned to the Catalan capital in 2011 after eight years with Arsenal and last season made 47 appearances in all competitions.

His return of 14 goals in competitions was bettered only by Argentina record-breaker Lionel Messi.

The Spain midfielder will face increased competition for places next season now that Brazil international Neymar has been added to a Camp Nou attack laden with superstars.

He also has the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Alex Song all competing for a place in the Barcelona engine room.

Fabregas said he was fully committed to the La Liga champions and his situation would only change if his paymasters and coach Tito Vilanova decided he had no future.

“I have not opened my mouth once,” he told Spanish newspaper Marca.

“It has taken a lot for me to get where I am and I am not thinking about throwing it all away for nothing.”

Fabregas added: “If they (Barcelona) said that they didn’t want me that would be another thing, what I really want is to triumph at Barca, that has been a dream since I was small.”

Fabregas is currently with the Spain squad preparing for an international friendly against Republic of Ireland ahead of the 2013 Confederations Cup, which starts for La Rojas on Sunday in Recife against Uruguay.

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