- Manchester United want to reunite Cesc Fabregas with his former Arsenal team-mate Robin van Persie10:10 | 30/05/2013
New boss Moyes know the midfield he’s inheriting needs work and Barcelona are prepared to sell for around £30million.
David Moyes hopes to persuade Cesc Fabregas to reunite with his old Arsenal pal Robin van Persie at Manchester United in a sensational summer transfer.
Fabregas is unsettled at Barcelona, less than two years after re-joining his boyhood club from the Gunners, and is considering a move back to the Premier League.
Barca would be prepared to sell Fabregas for around £30million and that has alerted incoming new manager Moyes, who has always been a fan of the Spain midfielder and tried to bring Fabregas on loan to Everton when he was breaking through at Arsenal nearly a decade ago.
Moyes knows United’s midfield needs strengthening this summer in the wake of Paul Scholes’ retirement, and feels Fabregas is just the sort of player he requires.
United’s neighbours Manchester City have also been alerted to the situation, but Moyes has shown most interest so far.
The Scot’s biggest problem could be persuading Fabregas to snub a return to the Emirates.
Arsenal inserted a £25m buy-back clause in his Barca contract when they sold him for £35m in summer 2011.
It is believed the Londoners are highly unlikely to activate this clause, because of Fabregas’ acrimonious departure – he virtually forced the move through – but the 26-year-old maintains an affinity with the Arsenal fans and may not want to play against them for another Premier League club.
Moyes can cite Van Persie’s success in his first season since moving from the Gunners to Arsenal, which saw him win the Premier League and earn the Golden Boot.
Fabregas is frustrated that he has not been playing in Barca’s biggest games.
His Spain career has also stalled and he wants to be a first choice again somewhere with the World Cup finals just 12 months away.
According to Mirror
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