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Manchester United Make an Improved Offer for Cesc Fabregas

July 20th, 2013 at 9:52 PM
By Matthew Crosby

Manchester United have made an improved offer for Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas according to sources in the UK.

'Cesc Fabregas' photo (c) 2009, wonker - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Red Devils boss David Moyes stated that signing a new midefielder is his main priority in this summers transfer window, although the La Liga champions vice president Josep Bartomeu has been quoted saying:

Barcelona can assure you we will not entertain any offers for Cesc. It is totally ruled out, he's not for sale. 

Having failed with a bid believed to be around $38 million (£25m) last week, Manchester United have returned with an improved offer in a bid to try and get David Moyes his first big name signing since joining the club on July 1st.

United's chief executive Ed Woodward left the club's pre-season tour earlier than anticipated due to urgent transfer business that had to be dealt with. This business was believed to be the transfer saga regarding Chelsea and Wayne Rooney, and United's business regarding Cesc Fabregas.

Manchester United keeper David de Gea has said he would welcome fellow compatriot Fabregas to Old Trafford:

He is a great player, very skillful, knows how to win things and you always want those type of players in your team.

Robin van Persie also expressed his desire to reunite with his former Arsenal team mate, speaking after United's 5-1 victory over A-League All Stars he said:

Of course, he's a great player.

Manchester United manager David Moyes was also questioned after the teams match in Australia on possible new signings heading into Old Trafford this summer, but insisted there was no new developments that had happened over the past 24 hours.

I've not had any more news since we last spoke yesterday, I have no more updates so I couldn't give you anything positive or negative.

Tags: Australia, Barcelona, Cesc, Cesc Fabregas, David de Gea, David Moyes, Ed Woodward, La Liga, Manchester, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Premier League, Robin van Persie, Soccer, United

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