Moisés Llorens / Santi Giménez
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has left the Premier League club’s tour of Australia early as he attempts to push through a deal for Cesc Fàbregas.
On Monday, the English champions submitted a bid of 30 million euros for the Barcelona man. However, the Catalan club insists that it knows nothing of this offer. Despite Tito Vilanova’s insistence that Fàbregas has told him he has no intention of leaving the Camp Nou, the 26-year-old could be tempted by a move to Old Trafford – particularly as United are ready to give him a key role in the team.
United’s bid for Cesc falls short of the 40 million paid by ‘Los Azulgrana’ to secure the former Arsenal player’s services in 2011.
In the wake of the speculation that has surrounded want-away forward Wayne Rooney in recent days, United are seeking to deliver a coup in the transfer market. And new manager David Moyes, mindful of the Spain international’s experience in the Premier League, is highly keen to sign the player.