Monday, July 15, 2013
MANCHESTER UNITED TRIGGERS WAR WITH ARSENAL AS THEY MAKE £26 MILLION OFFER TO BARCELONA FOR FABREGAS
English premier league champions, Manchester United, who yet to make a major signing under new manager David Moyes , submitted a formal offer of about £26 million to the Spanish champions Barcelona for former Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas on Sunday.
Thus Manchester United have triggered a battle with with the gunners for the signature of Cesc as they (Arsenal) have first refusal on him at the same price.
Moyes has identified the 26–year-old as the creative player he wants to solve the attacking weaknesses some pundits think prevented United going further in the Champions League last season.
Having decided not to pursue initial interest in Luka Modric of Real Madrid and having pulled out of the contest with Bayern Munich to sign Fabregas’s team-mate Thiago Alcantara, United have now set their sights on luring the Spaniard back to the Barclays Premier League just two years after he left Arsenal for the Nou Camp.
It is understood that Moyes has also got his former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini in his sights as a reserve option if he can’t persuade Barcelona to sell Fabregas.
However, United are serious about Fabregas and will increase their bid up and beyond £30m if they feel that is what it takes.
Arsenal have first refusal with Barcelona on Fabregas, an agreement that was struck when they sold him. However, that will only work in the London club’s favour if Fabregas decides he wants to return to the Emirates rather than switch to Old Trafford.