Real Madrid sports chief Pedja Mijatovic admits they've shelved hopes of luring Cesc Fabregas away from Arsenal.

Mijatovic told Radio Marca: "We are not the only team who would like to have a player like Cesc, but he belongs to a big club like Arsenal and it is almost impossible to buy him.

"I am very clear that we are not going to waste time on things we cannot do.

"We will see what happens in the future. It is indisputable that he is a very interesting player, but buying him is something terribly complicated."