Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has branded the Spanish Liga "in disarray" and the wrong move for any top Premiership player. Wenger says it would be a step backwards for Cesc Fabregas if he was to move to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Wenger said: "We have not been in touch with Barcelona over the future (of Fabregas). We have an official dinner before every European Cup game and of course there is a lot of talk but there is no official meeting about Cesc Fabregas.
"There is no secret meeting because we do not want to sell our players and anyway I cannot see anybody who has a competitive edge going to Spain.
"It is a league that is in complete disarray. I don't know why you want absolutely the best players who play in England to go to Spain. If you are really competitive, you stay in England.
"That is where the competition is and that is where the best players want to be. I have so many calls from Spanish players who want to join us and want to come here.
"We want to keep this team together and improve from season to season. I believe we have made a big step forward considering last season and we want to do that again next season."