Moyes still convinced Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas can be prized from the Nou Camp.
Manchester United will make a fresh bid of up to £40m for former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas after boss David Moyes refused to concede defeat in his pursuit of the Barcelona star.
After Barca rejected two bids from Old Trafford, Fabregas told a press conference on the Catalans’ pre-season tour of Malaysia that he was “very happy at Barcelona”, prompting United to issue a statement stressing they “completely respect every Cesc said”.
But, according to the Daily Telegraph, Moyes and senior figures at United believe Fabregas still has doubts about his first-team prospects at the Nou Camp, while it is also understood Barcelona have privately indicated a fee at which they will sell the 26-year-old – despite claims from the club’s vice-president that Fabregas is ‘untransferable’.
United officials, including chief executive Ed Woodward, remains determined to make a statement in the transfer market this summer, while Fabregas is desperate to play regular first-team football this season, with Spain set to defend their World Cup crown in Brazil next summer.