Barcelona have denied reports claiming that they have reached an agreement with Cesc Fabregas.
Reports in Spain suggest Fabregas has verbally agreed to return to Camp Nou and will sign a five-year contract in the summer.
However, Barca have released a statement denying the reports.
It read: “Given the exceptional repercussions created by the stories that have appeared in different media with respect to an agreement with Arsenal FC player Cesc Fabregas, Barca flatly deny that there have been any negotiations or agreements with the player.
“In accordance with FIFA regulations, FC Barcelona’s contract policy has always made it a priority to negotiate with the club of origin before making any particular agreement with the player. FC Barcelona wishes to stress that it has always maintained excellent institutional relations with Arsenal FC.”
Fabregas has long been linked with a move back to Barca, where he spent six years as a youngster player before joining Arsenal in 2003.