Cesc Fabregas transfer news: Speculation over midfielder leaving Barcelona fuelled as star is left out of club's kit launch

Barcelona opt for young talent in the unveiling of their new kit with Fabregas, and several other players who could be leaving, not in the picture

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Speculation surrounding Cesc Fabregas leaving Barcelona has increased following the club revealing their new kit without the playmaker making an appearance.

Fabregas is reportedly available to sign for a transfer fee for £45million if a club is willing to pay that amount, Manchester United and former team Arsenal have been strongly linked with Spaniard.

Barcelona say Fabregas will cost Manchester United or Arsenal £45million

Now, following the unveiling of the club’s new kit for next season, conjecture over whether Fabregas will remain at the Nou Camp was added to when the photographed accompanying the kit launch was without him.

Other players who are said to be up for sale by Barca, such as Alexis Sanchez, Javier Mascherano, Daniel Alves, Pedro and Cristian Tello, were also left out of the picture.

Did Barcelona leave Fabregas out of their kit launch on purpose?

If the omissions were intentional, United and Arsenal will be on alert for the possible signing of Fabregas, while several clubs across Europe will be looking at the other players.

The 2014/15 kit hints at the club’s aim to bring through young talent as a major overhaul of their squad this summer seems increasingly more likely.

The launch of the kit shows seasoned stars Neymar, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Xavi, Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets joined by Barcelona B-team players Sergi Samper, Edgar Ie and Jean Marie Dongou Tsafack in the official picture.