Fabregas seeks Barca move, says Pique


Soccer:Cesc Fabregas has his heart set on playing for Barcelona next season, according to his Spain team-mate Gerard Pique.

The 23-year-old Arsenal captain, who came through the Barca youth system with Pique, has been a peripheral figure in Spain's World Cup campaign.

But his down time has been spent, according to former Manchester United defender Pique, with those players he hopes will be his team-mates at the Nou Camp next term.

"I have known that Cesc wanted to join Barcelona for many years - but now it is more than about wanting to do it," said Barca defender Pique.

"Now it is something he feels he must do. The World Cup has not been a good thing for Arsenal.

"It has meant that he has been spending every day with myself, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Victor Valdes - and he has made his feelings very clear to us.

"He is keeping his mind focused on Spain but his heart is in Barcelona. I think already in his heart he is wearing a Barcelona shirt next season."