Finally, Barcelona have opted for a definite stance of "No Sale" with Cesc Fabregas.
The Catalan club have been telling the media since June that there will be no departure from Camp Nou for Fabregas.
United though kept going back for the player in the face of seemingly insurmountable refusals. One would think that there was more intelligence on Uniteds side that guided them back in repeated bids for the players signature.
The other thought is that the United negotiating team were the equivalent of an ugly bloke in an NiteClub after 10 pints trying to charm the pants off the best looking bird in the place in the face of repeated blatant refusals.
Arsene Wenger has also claimed that his prodigal son (Cesc) will stay in Barcelona for at least one more season.
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, meanwhile, has said last season's Barclays Premier League champions have accepted defeat in their attempts to sign Fabregas.