Manchester United transfer news: Club record fee for Fabregas and £40m for Rooney?

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A select round-up of transfer news relating to Manchester United including Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney.

Manchester United hold Cesc Fabregas in such high regard that they are reportedly prepared to break their transfer record to bring him to Old Trafford.

After an initial £25million bid was rejected by Barcelona last week, an improved offer of £30million plus add-ons was made yesterday.

It is also being claimed United are prepared to double the midfielder’s current wages to £200,000-a-week.

That is quite a statement of intent, and a clear indication that David Moyes fully understands the need for a rejuvenated midfield should he wish to succeed next season and beyond.

The fact United continue to push for the transfer – and so openly – suggests there is the very real possibility of the former Arsenal man moving to the champions.

As much as Tito Vilanova ruled out any possible move prior to his resignation, there must have been encouragement from somewhere or Moyes would surely have moved on in his pursuit of a top-class creative midfielder.

Fabregas continues to be one half of an increasingly-touted double swoop along with Tottenham’s Gareth Bale. And the latest reports claim that if United are successful in signing both, they will accept a bid from Chelsea for Wayne Rooney.

That move looks increasingly likely, with claims this morning the England striker is prepared to ask for a transfer in order to work under Jose Mourinho.

While other stories suggest the Blues are prepared to offer a staggering £40million for a player with just two years left on his contract.

Fabregas and Bale in and Rooney out? Not many United fans would reject such a possibility. The problem is that possibility is surely impossible.

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