David Moyes has confirmed that Manchester United are still in the hunt for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas and that talks with Barcelona are ongoing.
The club has submitted two official bids for the 26-year-old midfielder and there were reports that United would go as high as £40 million to secure his signature.
When asked about Fabregas by the press, Moyes said: “Things are ongoing.”
With Ed Woodward still missing in action, the chief executive will likely be busy trying to secure Fabregas’ signature.
Now that Fabregas has been given extra time off following his participation in Spain’s Confederations Cup, he will be considering his future at the club after being given no assurances that he will get enough game time next season.
United’s situation with Fabregas looks extremely delicate. There is a possibility that he will want to reunite with Van Persie at Old Trafford but on the flip side, there are a lot of reasons as to why he would stay in Barcelona.
Robin van Persie has also been passed as fit after coming off at half time with a thigh strain against Yokohama and may feature against Osaka tomorrow.
Moyes had been attacked for ‘dinosaur’ training methods but any player can get injured when returning to pre-season training, let alone a striker who has had his fair share of injuries over the years.