Ed Woodward returns home early in hopes of signing Spanish midfielder.
Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has left the club’s tour of Australia and Asia early in the hopes of securing a deal for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas according to The Daily Mail.
United boss David Moyes has reportedly made Fabregas his top summer priority as he looks to strengthen the team in the middle of the park.
The club were closely linked with Fabregas’ former team-mate Thiago Alcantara, only for the player to join Champions League winners Bayern Munich at the last minute.
United are determined not to be beaten to the deal this time and have sent Woodward to ensure negotiations run smoothly.
Fabregas has hinted that he could be tempted by the possibility of joining United, with the player keen to secure first team football in the lead up to next summer’s World Cup finals tournament in Brazil.
The Spanish star has found himself largely restricted to the bench during his time in Catalonia as he has struggled to hold down a regular first team place.
He would be unlikely to have such problems at Old Trafford, with United lacking in midfield following the retirement of Paul Scholes and the on-going injury problems of Darren Fletcher, and that could persuade Fabregas to return to the Premier League.