Friday, 14 June 2013


ABOVE: Cesc Fabregas has failed to nail down a first-team place at Barcelona and may be available this summ
Moyes is clinging to the hope that Barca's summer business forces Fabregas, 26, to reassess his future
14th June 2013

By Adrian Kajumba and Jeremy Cross

DAVID MOYES is refusing to give up his pursuit of £40m-rated Cesc Fabregas.

The Manchester United boss believes a transfer for Fabregas could be one of the last big deals done this summer.
And the new Old Trafford chief is fully prepared to wait as long as it takes to sign one of his top targets.
Even the midfielder's latest comments labelling talk of a move away from Barcelona "absurd" will not deter the Scot.
Moyes is clinging to the hope that Barca's summer business forces Fabregas, 26, to reassess his future.
His playing time at the Nou Camp was limited last season.
Barca have now brought in £50m Brazilian superstar Neymar and are also targeting Chelsea's Fernando Torres.
Further midfield and attacking arrivals at the Nou Camp will only increase the competition.
The outcome of Moyes' talks with unsettled striker Wayne Rooney will also be pivotal. Wazza's exit would give Moyes further funds to plough into his bid to land ex-Gunner Fabregas.
And a lot of money might be required with the Gunners having first refusal on old boy Fabregas.
Moyes is also facing a fight with new Napoli boss Rafa Benitez for another midfield target - £15mrated Kevin Strootman.
Sir Alex Ferguson had been tracking Strootman for six months before deciding to retire.
And his replacement shares Fergie's admiration of the Dutch midfielder and wants to lure him to Old Trafford this summer.
But Moyesie could miss out if Benitez has anything to do with it.
The former Liverpool boss wants to build his team around the PSV captain and could be armed with a huge war chest if the Italian outfit sell striker Edinson Cavani - expected to leave for a £55m fee.
It means he will be in a position to outbid United, unless Moyes makes a fast move to snap up Strootman.