Moyes reveals that the club are working on the transfer.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that the club are in talks with Barcelona over the transfer of Cesc Fabregas.
Chief executive Ed Woodward has flown home from the Red Devils’ tour of Australia to negotiate with the Catalans after United’s initial bid of £26m was turned down.
But Moyes is clear that the club are not giving up and that Woodward is closing in on Fabregas.
“The chief executive has been dealing with it,” the Scot was quoted in the Guardian.
“I may have a bit more information in the next day or so about how it’s going.”
Having missed out on another Barca star in Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich, the Premier League champions are determined not to also see a deal for Fabregas slip through the net.
The 26-year-old has spent two years at the Nou Camp since a £29m return to Catalonia from Arsenal in 2011, but feels there is too much competition at the club.
With the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano already at Barca, the Spaniard has had to compete all the time to break into the starting XI.
However, despite this Fabregas’ record for the La Liga holders is impressive, having scored 29 times and assisted 35 goals in 96 appearances for the Spanish giants in all competitions.
United also know that the midfielder can deal with the pressure and high-tempo football of the Premier League, with the Spain international enjoying unprecedented success during nine years with the Gunners – a club that are sure to be bitter if their former captain is wearing a Red Devils shirt in 2013/14.