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Manchester United line up £25m Spanish swoop

fabregas.jpgManchester United fans inside the Football Transfer Tavern have given their full attention to John Richardson of the Daily Express, who has some news on a possible big money summer transfer.

New United manager David Moyes is reportedly plotting a £25 million swoop for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas as he looks to strengthen the title winners midfield.

Paul Scholes has retired, and the future of Darren Fletcher remains unclear due to ongoing illness. Anderson may be sold this transfer window, meaning Moyes is looking for an attack-minded playmaker, and the former Arsenal man fits the bill.

Whether Barcelona will be willing to sell a man they spent £35 million on only two years ago remains to be seen, and if not Moyes is planning to go head to head with incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for the services of Real Madrid’s Luka Modric.

Arsenal are reported to have first option on Fabregas should Barcelona look to sell, although the Spaniard is thought to fancy a new challenge should he return to England.

He has failed to completely win over the Barcelona faithful since his signing in 2011, and is understood to be considering a Premier League return. Manchester United is likely to be his preferred destination, with the club challenging for every major honour, and also the fact former Gunners team-mate Robin van Persie was rewarded for his switch the previous summer.

Would Fabregas really break Gunners fans’ hearts and move to Old Trafford? Let us know your thoughts below.

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