Man Utd and Barcelona keen on Chivas Star

Updated: November 11, 2011

The president of Chivas Guadalajara Jorge Vergara has moved to quash rumours that Europe’s elite are interested in buying the striker Marco Fabian.

Chivas is the former club of Manchester United star Javier Hernandez and it is believed the Red Devils have been monitoring the player’s progress. Barcelona, too, are allegedly interested.

Indeed Fabian bagged two superb goals in his side’s 4-1 win over Barcelona in a pre-season friendly this summer, and Guardiola is said to have been impressed.

The striker has netted nine times in his last 12 league matches for Chivas, earning him many comparisons with the prolific Hernandez as well as being surrounded in press speculation regarding a potential move to either La Liga or the Premiership.

At just 22 years of age, he would allowed a number of years to develop should a big club want to gamble on buying him and, with three caps to Mexico under his belt now, his experience at the highest level is growing all the time.

Vergana however stressed that it was mere speculation and dismissed rumours of a move to either of the Champions League finalists, stating that Chivas’ prize asset would be staying put.

“There hasn’t been interest because we’re not interested in selling him,” he told “No clubs have been in contact, that’s not true.

“Marco has a contract for five years. We want to keep him as he is a big part of our future.”

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