Premier League

Fabregas plays down talk of move

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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:38:00

Veteran defender Alan Maybury is hopeful that talks with Hibernian over a new contract will be successful.

The 34-year-old's one-year deal with the Edinburgh club expired at the end of the season, but Maybury is keen to stay at Easter Road and continue working under manager Pat Fenlon in the next campaign.

A nomadic career has included spells with Leeds, Leicester and St Johnstone, but the Republic of Ireland international's longest stay was with over 100 games for Hibs' cross-city rivals Hearts.

"There is nothing definite at the moment so I am a bit in limbo," admitted Maybury.

"But my agent has spoken to Pat a couple of times while I spoke to the manager last week and we are keen to get something sorted.

"There is a lot going on so it is a case of being patient. However, I am hopeful we'll get something sorted out.

"I'm used to it at this stage of my career. I have had one-year contracts for the past few years, so you can't get too panicked.

"The hope is that I will be back in with Hibs come the new season."

Fabregas has been in and out of the Barca first team following his return to the Catalan club from Arsenal in 2011 and that has led to reports that several Premier League clubs might try and tempt the Spain international back to England this summer.

However, the 26-year-old has been keen to stress he sees his future at Barca and re-iterated that stance in an interview with Marca.

He said: "I've always said that I'm happy at Barca. Whoever says that I'm leaving doesn't know me and has never spoken with me.

"Nor with my agent, because he knows that I don't want him to talk with other people about me. I'm very private and I don't even talk about these things with my family.

"If someone says anything that isn't that I want to play at Barca, it's completely absurd."

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