Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he is happy with life at the club and is not thinking about a move back to Spain.
The 20-year-old has been in imperious form this season, helping Arsenal reach the top of the Premier League and qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
“I am not even thinking about returning to Spain,” said Fabregas.
“I do not even listen to the offers that come in for me because I do not need anything that I haven’t already got at Arsenal.”
Fabregas came through the ranks at Barcelona before switching to Arsenal in 2003. In the last 12 months his progress has not gone unnoticed in Spain with his former club and Real Madrid reported to be interested in signing him, although Fabregas says he is more than happy with life in London.
“It’s nothing to do with money – if it was I would have gone to Real Madrid last summer,” he added.
“I am not moved by money, I am moved by football.
“I am playing and I am happy. Being a Gunner is very special, something that I am proud of.
“This is a small club on the inside, like a family, but it’s huge on the outside.”
Fabregas admits the sale of talsimanic striker Thierry Henry to Barcelona this summer had a galvanising effect on the Arsenal youngsters.
“Thierry Henry is the best player in Arsenal’s history and that’s why people panicked when he left, ” he added. “It was like having to mature all of a sudden, a wake-up call.
“He was like an umbrella that we hid beneath and when he went, we were forced to step forward and take responsibility.”