Man Utd make second bid to sign Fabregas

After seeing their initial offer of around £25m rejected for Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas, Manchester United have responded by making another – larger – bid, manager David Moyes has said, according to the Daily Star.

United’s chief executive, Ed Woodward, is handling the negotiations with Barcelona, who are unwilling to sell Fabregas, especially after fellow creative midfielder Thiago Alcantara left for Bayern Munich. The 26-year old Fabregas, however, is thought to be open to a return to England should a bid be accepted by the Catalans.

After confirming that the first bid had been rejected, Moyes told a press conference in Japan that a second had been made. He explained: ‘We have made a second offer but Ed is dealing with it rather than me. When you’re interested in good players you want to give it every opportunity to materialise and I’ll do that. I hope things can continue and move forward.

‘At this moment in time I can only tell you that Ed Woodward is working hard trying to make the deals happen.’

The Spaniard’s former club, Arsenal, have also been linked with an attempt to bring Fabregas back to the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have first refusal over Fabregas, which could potentially complicate things for United.

Fabregas has spent two seasons with Barcelona, his hometown club, scoring 29 goals in 96 appearances in all competitions, while also becoming a more regular member of the Spain starting XI.

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