Sir Alex Ferguson hopes to snap up unhappy Nou Camp midfielder.
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Manchester United will push on with attempts to sign Barcelona youngster Sergio Busquets after the Spanish international’s agent stated that his client would consider other options as the Catalan club continues to resist the 22 year old’s wage demands.
Busquets has stated his desire to reach financial parity with the likes of Javier Mascherano, the back up for the defensive midfielder, but as yet Barcelona have refused to offer him such a deal. The Nou Camp side are probably aware that should they give in to such demands then a number of other players may then in turn ask for big pay hikes.
Sir Alex Ferguson is in the market for a battling midfielder, not least because Owen Hargreaves continues to suffer severe injury problems and to that end the Old Trafford boss has also been linked with Real Madrid man Lassana Diarra.
Manchester United are reportedly willing to make an offer of £25m and will be buoyed by comments from the player’s agent that would seem to suggest that the player may well consider leaving Barcelona if they do not hand him the salary he feels he deserves.
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