Rumour: Manchester United line up big money move for wantaway Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas
Manchester United are set to revive their interest in Cesc Fabregas in the summer, as they believe that the Barcelona midfielder will be more open to a move away from Spain this year after being snubbed in their efforts last summer, reports the Daily Star.
Fabregas has had a tough time winning over the fans at Barcelona since rejoining the club from Arsenal three seasons ago and has found himself benched regularly after being booed by some sections of the fans following a barren season that has brought no silverware to the club.
Expected incoming manager Louis Van Gaal has reportedly given the go-ahead for United to bring Fabregas to the club, with Toni Kroos, Kevin Strootman and Marco Reus all believed to be on hisMan United shortlist for midfield signing’s shortlist.
Barcelona are potentially considering selling Fabregas as they do not deem him an indispensable member of the squad and feel he could be used to raise money to strengthen key areas of the squad, with defenders believed to be a priority.
A lot will depend on the identity of the managers of both clubs, with Van Gaal not yet confirmed at Old Trafford and Gerardo Martino expected to be removed from his post as manager of Barcelona at the end of the season.
However, United are set to test the Catalan club’s resolve by making a £45million bid and £200k per week wages to tempt the player, who will also attract interest from Manchester City and former club Arsenal.