Fabregas focused on World Cup

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Cesc Fabregas insists his thoughts are focused solely on the World Cup and recovering from his injury and not on transfer speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona.

Barca are keen to bring Fabregas back to Spain and confirmed this week they have made initial contact with Arsenal regarding the 23-year-old playmaker, although without yet making an offer.

Fabregas, who was on the Catalan club's books as a youngster before moving to London seven years ago, has also revealed his desire to return to Barca.

However, an imminent resolution to the situation seems unlikely, and Fabregas insists his mind is now set on international matters and not where he will be playing his club football next season.

"I'm very calm. A World Cup is too important to think about other things. I'm 100% focused and recovering from the injury, the only important thing is to form part of this team and play in the World Cup," he said.

"When I play it's always to win and help my team-mates. I will give everything to help Spain be champions."

Fabregas missed the end of the Barclays Premier League season after suffering a cracked bone in his fibula during the Champions League quarter-final first leg clash against Barca on March 31.

However, he said of his recovery: "The feelings couldn't be better after training three days normally. Now it's as if I'm in pre-season, I have heavy legs which is normal at the start."

Fabregas revealed how a valuable discussion with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has allowed him to join the Spain squad with no pressure on his shoulders.

The midfielder is waiting for developments, if they transpire, but will not let the issue of his future trouble him.

Fabregas said: "I talked with Arsene. It was probably the greatest conversation I have had with someone in my life.

"I respect him so much.

"I don't want to say too much about this.

"He told me to concentrate on my football, he told me to concentrate on the World Cup, he told me to leave it in his hands and he will deal with whatever happens in my future.

"And that's what I'm doing, just concentrating on football. It's not up to me anymore.

"It's just now about Arsenal and whoever it has to be, and that's it. I don't want to say anything else.

"I just want to be focused for the World Cup because it's the most important thing. The rest, the future, I'm not interested in the future."

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