Monday, 15 July 2013

OFFICIAL! Manchester United bid £26m for Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona Cesc Fabregas has been linked with a Premier League return
United lodged the offer from Australia, where they are on a pre-season tour, and are waiting for a response.
The bid is a huge statement of intent from new boss David Moyes, who has been given the board's backing to spend big.
“We haven't got money burning a hole in our pocket”
United chief executive Ed Woodward
United were heavily linked with the ex-Arsenal skipper earlier this summer, although Fabregas claimed his intention was to remain with Barcelona.
Moyes then turned his attentions to Fabregas' Barca team-mate Thiago Alcantara, who has now joined Bayern Munich.
But now the Scot has renewed his interest and is willing to hand Fabregas first-team football to boost his chances of starring for Spain at the 2014 World Cup.
Barca are unlikely to let Fabregas go willingly, having nurtured the player through his formative years, only for Arsenal to sign him as a 16-year-old in 2003.
David Moyes is on the hunt for a midfielder David Moyes is on the hunt for a midfielder
Paul Scholes has hung up his boots Paul Scholes has hung up his boots
Fabregas spent eight years with the Gunners, making 303 appearances and ending up as club captain, before returning to the Nou Camp in 2011.
Although he has played 96 times in two seasons, including 60 league games, he has rarely featured in his preferred midfield role due to the performances of brilliant duo Xavi and Andres Iniesta.
Moyes knows that he has to strengthen in the middle of the park.
Cesc Fabregas signed for Barcelona in 2011 Cesc Fabregas signed for Barcelona in 2011
Thiago was one United target - but he's signed for Bayern Munich Thiago was one United target - but he's signed for Bayern Munich
Paul Scholes has hung up his boots, doubts remain over whether Anderson can cut it at the top level while Darren Fletcher has been battling with fitness.
Finance to back what would be a costly transfer would not be an issue if chief executive Ed Woodward is to be believed.
Woodward said: "We haven't got money burning a hole in our pocket but we have got a strategy on player purchases and if David wants to go after a stellar player he can do that."
At United, Fabregas would be reunited with striker Robin van Persie, who joined from Arsenal a year ago.
Fabregas has been used in a more advanced role by Tito Vilanova Fabregas has been used in a more advanced role by Tito Vilanova
United still don't know when Darren Fletcher will be back United still don't know when Darren Fletcher will be back
Nice dip, Cesc? Nice dip, Cesc?
Camera trick... we mean a trick for the camera
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