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Shandong Luneng rule out Cesc Fabregas transfer

Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng has ruled out the possibility of making a bid for former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

The Spanish international footballer is not considered a key player at Chelsea following the arrival of Italian manager Antonio Conte. The 29-year-old playmaker has made just five Premier League campaign this season.

As a result, Fabregas has been linked with several European clubs, as well as Chinese Super League powerhouses such as Shandong Luneng.

However, the Chinese club has dismissed suggestions that they are planning to make a move for the Spanish playmaker, saying they’d rather bringing up their own Fabregas.

“Please, for God’s sake do not spread the fake news. Shandong Luneng will not buy another foreign player this season. Our coaching staff have already made elaborate arrangements for our foreign players,” said an announcement made by the club.

“In the meantime, we will remain committed to producing home-grown talents for the Luneng academy. How about bringing up our own Fabregas,” it added.