David Moyes still believes he can bring Spanish midfielder to Old Trafford.
Manchester United boss David Moyes is refusing to give up hope as he looks to sign Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas according to The Daily Star.
United have been strongly linked with the former Arsenal captain in recent weeks as new boss Moyes looks to bring in some midfield reinforcements.
The club are currently a bit short in the middle of the park following the retirement of Paul Scholes, the inconsistent form of Anderson and the ongoing injury problems suffered by Darren Fletcher.
It is thought that Moyes has identified Fabregas as his number one target as he looks to put his own stamp on the United team.
But Fabregas recently commented that speculation regarding him returning to the Premier League was ‘absurd’ before insisting he wanted to continue ‘living the dream’ in Barcelona.
That has not deterred Moyes though who still believes he can tempt the player to Old Trafford.
Moyes’ chances may be increased should Barcelona make any more signings this summer. Fabregas’ first team opportunities were limited last season and the club have since gone on to sign Brazilian wonderkind Neymar, as well as being linked with the likes of Chelsea’s Fernando Torres.
With the World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, it is thought that Fabregas may seek first team football as he looks to book his place in the Spanish national squad for next summer’s tournament.
David Moyes also continues to monitor £15m rated Dutch international Kevin Strootman who is currently away on national team duty at the European Under 21 Championships.