Manchester United bid €30m for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas [AS/Guillem Balague]

There were rumours via The Independent on Monday morning, now it appears Manchester United have pushed through with their aim of bringing in a high profile midfielder after losing out to Bayern Munich in the chase for Thiago Alcantara.

Spanish Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague Tweeted on Monday afternoon that Manchester United have bid30 million euros for Cesc Fabregas.

This was swiftly confirmed seconds later by well-connected Sun scribe Neil Custis as well as Mark Ogden of the Daily Telegraph – all Tweets above.

According to Balague, Moyes was unsure whether Thiago would be able to adapt to English football, but does not have the same worries about Cesc.

Since Moyes has been led to understood he has the full backing of the board, the new Manchester United boss has asked for Fabregas.

The former Arsenal midfielder has a release clause worth 200 million euros and signed a five-year deal at Barcelona in 2011.

There are suggestions that Fabregas is unsure of his place in the Barcelona team, due to the arrival of Neymar.

In truth, it seems rather unlikely, that after losing one highly-talented attacking midfielder in Thiago, that Barcelona would sell Cesc Fabregas.

There are also question marks over whether Cesc Fabregas would sign for Manchester United, such is his attachment to Arsenal.

In fact, the Gunners also hold a first refusal clause on Fabregas, should he wish to return to the Emirates.

The ball is now believed to be in Barcelona’s court, with Manchester United waiting to hear back from the Catalan giants about their 30 million euro bid.

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