Change of boss at Barcelona could scupper United’s Fabregas chase.
Tito Vilanova’s departure as Barcelona boss could have implications for Manchester United’s pursuit of Cesc Fabregas, reports the Guardian.
Vilanova announced his resignation on Friday evening as he continues to battle with throat cancer.
United have reportedly made an improved £30m offer for former Arsenal captain Fabregas, 26, but any deal risks being scrapped as the Catalans prioritise the search for a new head-coach.
Vilanova’s successor may have different views on Fabregas than the 44-year-old, who spent nearly £50m on Neymar in May and planned to utilise the Brazilian in the attacking forward position favoured by Spain international Fabregas.
Despite the assertion of Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu that Fabregas is ‘completely non-transferable’, United were hopeful that Barcelona would sell but Vilanova’s successor may find a new role for the playmaker.