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Faus: "Money isn't a problem in terms of signing a defender"

Barça's economic vice-president faced the media on the way to the club's 'Peace Tour' of Israel and Palestine, declaring: "Cesc will stay".

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Barcelona’s economic vice-president, Javier Faus, has discussed the Catalan club’s visit to Israel and Palestine, which is being termed the ‘Peace Tour’.

Barça will hold five sporting clinics with both Israeli and Palestinian children, and Faus outlined the objectives of the trip: “There are two reasons for it. The first is to do our little bit for peace, showing how sport and children can be used to build bridges between the two communities. It will also help to promote the club’s name, both in the Arab world, an increasingly more important market for us, and among the Jewish community.”

With Barça seeking to strengthen in central defence, Faus also discussed the club's plans to bring in a new player before the end of the transfer window: “Money won’t be a problem in terms of making a signing. We’re not going to go crazy, but our priority in that respect is sporting. The financial department will make available the money necessary to pay for a transfer once an agreement has been reached with a club.”

The vice-president also responded to recent speculation linking Cesc Fàbregas with a move to Manchester United: “He’ll stay. It’s true that there’s interest, but we do not intend for him to leave. He has a contract, the coach wants him to stay and so does the club.”

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