De Gea has joined the list of admirers for the Barca ace at the Red Devils.
Despite being told by Barcelona that Cesc Fabregas is not for sale, Manchester United are continuing their pursuit and goalkeeper David De Gea has now joined the campaign.
The 22-year-old is a team mate of Fabregas’ for the Spain national side and wants to now link up with the midfielder at club level.
“He would be a great signing and would help us to improve,” the ‘keeper was quoted in the Express.
United have already had two bids of £25m and £30m turned down by the Catalans and it now means that the Red Devils will have to break their club record transfer (£30.8m for Dimitar Berbatov in 2008) to try and land the 26-year-old.
The move for Fabregas almost represents no gamble for the Premier League champions as they already know the Spaniard can play well in England after nine years of success with Arsenal.
The Spain international would also bring the level of creativity to the centre of midfield at United that they are likely to be lacking this season following the retirement of Paul Scholes.
However, as yet it seems to be looking unlikely that United will land their man – despite the draw of both De Gea and the midfielder’s former Gunners team mate and friend Robin Van Persie – and the club may have to turn their attention elsewhere.