David Moyes has confirmed Manchester United have made a bid for Cesc Fabregas, with the Barcelona midfielder increasingly likely to be the reason behind Ed Woodward’s anticipated return from Australia.
“I couldn’t tell you exactly where we are with [the Fabregas move],” said Moyes, “but I will hopefully know a little bit more in the next day.
“I might have a little bit more information about how it’s going.
“As far as players are concerned, we’re looking to bring some in and we’re working hard to do that.
“We’re trying very hard to make some additions to the squad and hopefully we’ll have some good news in the not too distant future.”
With their main rivals bolstering their squads over the last few weeks, United desperately need to add some much-needed quality to their midfield, if they’re to retain the title next season, however Fabregas isn’t the only name on Moyes’ list, for a certain Welshman could be lured to Old Trafford by the prospective of playing Champions League football.
The Daily Star‘s “exclusive” claims that Gareth Bale would welcome the prospect of tasting Europe’s elite competition in a Manchester United shirt and, were United to submit an offer to Spurs, he would be open to a move away from White Hart Lane. Truth be told, the Star’s story makes very little sense for Spurs already rejected a more or less concrete offer by Real Madrid in the £80m region and it’d be totally unconceivable to see them selling Bale for £60m to a direct rival.
The Telegraph picks up on Spurs’ stance on the matter, claiming that Spurs have already informed United and Real Madrid that “they’d be wasting their time making an offer”, with Daniel Levy fully aware that it would take a British record fee to prize Bale away from North London.
It might take a lot less than a British record fee for Chelsea or Arsenal to secure Wayne Rooney’s services, even though United remain adamant they’ve not intention to part ways with the “angry” and “confused” striker, even if he were to submit an official transfer request, says the Sun.
Chelsea have already had a £20m bid turned down and the tabloid claims that United “will not be bullied into selling one of their prized assets [and they] believe there has been a breakdown in communication and are desperately trying to resolve the situation”, while “Moyes is even planning ways to play his star strikers together.”
The Mirror confirms that Moyes and the club will not bulge under pressure and sell Rooney to a Premier League rival, however it’s hard to see how United and the player could bridge the gap that separates them, or if either would be willing to do so, for that matter.
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