Following Manchester United’s £26million bid for Cesc Fabregas yesterday, the player is reportedly leaving his future in the hands of his current club.
Having previously called the prospect of leaving Barcelona “absurd” it is claimed the former Arsenal midfielder will wait to see how United’s offer is greeted at the Nou Camp. Should the La Liga champions indicate they are willing to let the 26-year-old go, his return to England may not be as ridiculous as first indicated.
But following the sale of Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich, Fabregas is surely even more important to the team than he was 24 hours ago.
Reports last night suggested it wasn’t only the Spaniard David Moyes had bid for. The agent of Roma defender Marquinhos claimed an offer was on the table from United for the 19-year-old.
But it is likely to be considerably lower than the Italian club’s reported €25-30million asking price.
With apparent offers from PSG and Barcelona also made for the player, if it comes down to a simple battle of who will pay more, United are not exactly in the company of penny-pinchers.
With previous reports of a deal all-but-done for Ezequiel Garay, it is clear Moyes is targeting defensive reinforcements; be that promising young Brazilians or experienced Argentinians.
And finally the daily dose of Wayne Rooney rumour sees Chelsea’s Eden Hazard praising the England striker.
“Rooney would be a brilliant signing,” the Belgian said. “He’s a great player who has the experience and he’s still only young, at 27.
“But it’s not up to me. It’s not my decision.”
As long as the decision is United’s, they have made it clear they have no intention of selling.
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