There was big news in the Football Transfer Tavern yesterday with various reports that Manchester United had made a confirmed £26 million bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Various newspaper journalists have mow been reporting new developments to interested punters in the tavern.
The Independent report that the Spanish club are very unlikely to sell the former Arsenal man this summer although they admit that the player would be interested in a move to Old Trafford.
The 26-year-old spent his time at the Emirates Stadium dreaming of a emotional return to the Camp Nou where he came through the famous La Masia academy but his return to the Catalan club hasn’t been the success he expected and that could see Fabregas returning to England in the near future.
Reports from the paper indicate that Fabregas’ representatives have encouraged a bid from Old Trafford although whether he actually wants to leave remains to be seen and it instead could be a PR exercise to win back support from the Barca faithful.
New United manager David Moyes missed out on signing fellow Barca midfielder Thiago Alcantara who has joined former boss Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich and that has left Moyes reviewing his options.
The Guardian suggests that Moyes wants to sign both Fabregas and Everton’s Marouane Fellaini in a £50 million double deal to form a new look midfield at Old Trafford.
The Daily Star indicates that Arsenal have first refusal on any transfer for Fabregas but the Gunners and Arsene Wenger seem unlikely to take advantage of the clause.
That could leave the way open for Moyes to land his man with the Emirates Stadium outfit set to receive a massive 50 per cent sell-on clause as part of the transfer although it hinges on Barca’s decision.
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