Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas turned down the chance to move to Manchester City, [football] direct news understands.Fabregas rejoined Barca, where he came through the youth academy, in 2011 for a 30 million transfer, but endured a slow start on his return.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });Manchester United attempted to sign the former Arsenal captain during the summer, but were unsuccessful in their attempts – the Red Devils have since signed Juan Mata from Chelsea.[football] direct news has learned that Man City have also been unsuccessful in trying to lure the Spaniard away from the Catalans after a source revealed the 2012 Premier League champions ‘tried their utmost’ in trying to sign Fabregas.With City being linked with pretty much every world-class player, it may come as no surprise that they attempted to sign the 26-year-old, who has worked his way into the starting XI this season.Fabregas started his 32nd game of the season for Barcelona on Tuesday night as the Spanish champions secured a 2-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Etihad stadium.