Cesc Fabregas has dismissed rumours that he may be set for return to Premier league football by saying that he would like to retire at Barcelona. Fabregas came through the ranks at Barcelona before joining Arsenal as a teenager for £ 2 million.

He went on to have eight successful years at the Premier league outfit during which time he also became one of the world's best midfielders. Barcelona recently took him back to the club in order to be a potential replacement for Xavi, who is entering into the twilight of his career.

However, Fabregas has managed to become an important player for the Spanish outfit even now. He has been able to overshadow the achievements of both Xavi and Iniesta in recent seasons. His influence in the team appears to be growing with every match under new manager Gerardo Martino, whose direct style of football does not seem to favour Iniesta or Xavi. Fabregas has stated in a question and answer session with his fans on the Unibet website that the best moment of his Barcelona career so far has been winning the Club World Cup.

"The best moment of my career was probably when we won the Club World Cup and all the trophies I’ve won with Barça. To play for Barça is a dream and it means everything to me, I’ve always been a big fan. One of the things I’ve learnt from Tata Martino is honesty and hard work. Both are great managers and I learnt a lot from them. I want to send a big hug to Tito,” said the midfielder.

Since joining the Catalan club, Fabregas has already won numerous trophies after growing through an almost barren spell with Arsenal. He has also praised former manager Tito Vilanova. Wenger has expressed his desire to bring back Fabregas in the future.