Monday, 29 July 2013

Manchester United ready to end Cesc Fabregas hunt

DAVID MOYES has admitted he is ready to give up on signing Cesc Fabregas.

David Moyes, Cesc FabregasDavid Moyes is giving up hope on signing Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas
Manchester United have already had two bids rejected for the Barcelona midfielder, the latest for around £30m.
Moyes felt Fabregas was keen on a switch to Old Trafford due to fears he would not play regularly in Spain this season.
But the United boss is now planning to accept defeat after being forcefully told by new Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino that the 26-year-old is not for sale at any price.
“I couldn’t tell you if there will be another bid,” Moyes said. “We will take stock of it and consider what we are going to do next.
“I never said at any time that we would get him. I just said we had made offers – and they have been rejected.”
Business Moyes is now poised to look elsewhere to strengthen his midfield, while also rejecting an approach from Borussia Dortmund for Shinji Kagawa.
Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp yesterday admitted an enquiry was quickly turned down, with United keen to bolster their squad rather than weaken it.
The the new Old Trafford boss said: “I did not necessarily think we would have new players by now. We hoped we would do, of course, but what we have here is a really good squad of players.
Barcelona have rejected two bids made by Manchester United for FabregasBarcelona have rejected two bids made by Manchester United for Fabregas
“Undoubtedly we’re hoping to add to it and we’re confident we will do so before the window shuts. We’ve got until September 2 – that’s the deadline – so I’m confident we’ll have players in.
“But I’ve got a squad that finished 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League, so I’m confident of going into the season with that.
“I have got a few more players that I have not even met yet.
“Undoubtedly we’re hoping to add to (the squad) and we’re confident we will do so before the window shuts”
David Moyes
“This squad without any additions will be tough opponents for any team this season. They’ll be looking at Manchester United, and we’ll be challenged by everybody every game we play.”
United play Kitchee FC today on the Hong Kong Stadium pitch that was churned up during the Barclays Asia Trophy tournament involving Tottenham, Manchester City and Sunderland