Cesc Fabregas has rubbished reports suggesting he is looking to leave Barcelona this summer insisting reports linking him with Manchester United are nothing more than fantasy.
Growing speculation has suggested that United manager David Moyes has identified the former Arsenal midfielder as a priority signing ahead of his first campaign as United manager, with former player Denis Irwin suggesting the club will move "heaven and earth" to bring the Spaniard to Old Trafford.
But it would appear United's efforts to sign the 26-year-old may be in vain, with Fabregas insisting he wants to continue his childhood dream of succeeding at the Nou Camp.
"It is fascinating how some have to invent things," Fabregas is quoted as saying in Marca.
"I am very happy, it's taken a lot to get where I am and I don't plan on throwing that away for anything."
The Spain international did maintain however that he would consider leaving the Nou Camp should he ever feel he is not wanted by the club. But after starting 30 of the club's 38 league games last season, a campaign where he registered 11 goals and 11 assists, the situation seems unlikely to present itself in the near future.
"The truth is that if I didn't feel that I was wanted it would be different, but I haven't been told anything. I am very happy, the truth is that I want to triumph with Barcelona. I'm living the dream, it was my dream since I was a child and I would like to fulfil that by working hard."
Since returning to Cataluña in the summer of 2011, Fabregas has lifted a La Liga title and the Copa del Rey championship, in addition to UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup successes.
While Fabregas' role in the Barcelona first team seems assured for next season, the same cannot be said of his teammate and compatriot Thiago Alcantara, who has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford.
The 22-year-old, who is currently with the Spain squad at the Under-21 European Championships in Israel, has also attracted the attention of neighbours Manchester City, however.