Man United prepare €53m offer for former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas [Sport]

It looks increasingly likely that we are set for another summer of stories linking Cesc Fabregas with a move to Manchester United.

The front page of Catalan paper Sport today claims Manchester United are preparing a 53 million euro offer for Barcelona midfielder and former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.

Inside Sport, we learn that Louis van Gaal wants Fabregas at Old Trafford and will spend some of the reported 200 million pound transfer kitty at Manchester United on the Spanish schemer.

Manchester United were heavily linked with Cesc Fabregas last summer but failed to pull off a deal.

Since then, Cesc has continued to struggle to nail down a starting spot in the Barcelona line-up and Manchester United are hopeful of concluding a deal quickly, according to Sport.

Yesterday, there were suggestions that Fabregas could leave Barcelona for around 40 million euros, this has increased today to 55 million euros – 45 million pounds.

Sport add that much depends on how incoming Luis Enrique feels about Fabregas, whether he stays or leaves the Catalan side.

With the rumours emerging yet again of Fabregas heading to Manchester United, Arsenal fans have piped up and questioned where they stand with their former player.

Arsenal are widely believed to have a buy-back clause on Fabregas of 25 million pounds.