Barcelona head coach Josep Guardiola has conceded defeat in his bid to sign Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
The European champions are long term admirers of the Spain international, but Guardiola has now conceded Arsenal are unlikely to sell this summer.
“Cesc will not come,” he is quoted in the Observer. “I believe it will not be possible this season.
“He is an important player for Arsenal and they have already sold Kolo and Adebayor.
“He is a very interesting footballer, but now he will play another year in England.”