Manchester United hope to have a deal in place for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas over the weekend.
Old Trafford manager David Moyes admitted he was trying to sign the former Arsenal captain and that he was hopeful a deal could be done soon.
Moyes revealed Manchester United’s chief executive Ed Woodward is in contact with the Camp Nou club.
"I'm in contact with our chief executive who is dealing with the issue and hope to know more in a day or so," he told reporters in Sydney.
Manchester United are continuing their pursuit of Fabregas despite more than one person informing them that he was not interested in a move away from the Catalan club.
His former manager at the Gunners, Arsene Wenger, revealed this week that he had spoken with Fabregas and the 26-year-old had intimated he was going to stay at Barcelona for now.
“Fabregas has decided to stay one more year at Barcelona," Wenger said.
"Unless he has changed his mind, I don't know... but that's what I've been told.”
Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova also insisted that Fabregas wanted to stay at the club and that he was still a part of plans.
“I know he has received offers from other teams but Cesc has told me it is his dream to stay,” he said.
“He doesn’t want to go to other teams for money or playing time. He knows there is competition for places but he wants to stay.”
Manchester United have reportedly made a bid in the region of £25million for Fabregas after missing out on his teammate Thiago Alcantara, who opted for Bayern Munich instead.