Barcelona sports chief Txiki Begiristain has revealed Bojan Krkic turned down an offer from the Premiership.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked with the teenager and Begiristain said: "Cesc decided to go, and the people who do likewise will have to risk the possibility of not being able to return.

"Bojan refused an offer from England and preferred to rely on the opinions of Barcelona coaches who advised him to stay.

"The show is not just Lionel Messi, now we have the example of Giovani dos Santos and Bojan in the first team."