David Moyes has confirmed that Manchester United's pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is "ongoing".
The Red Devils are keen on landing the ex-Arsenal ace, and have so far had two bids, the last said to have been worth £30 million, turned down by the Catalan club - who say he is not for sale.
Moyes confirmed Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has been dealing with the transfer having left the club's pre-season tour earlier this month.
Asked about whether the deal was still alive despite United being rebuffed twice during a press conference in Japan, Moyes would only say: "It is ongoing."
It has been a frustrating summer for Moyes in the transfer market so far as he looks to make a mark on his new squad.
The Red Devils failed with a move for Thiago Alcantara who joined Bayern Munich, and have seemingly made no progress in their pursuit of Leighton Baines from Moyes' former club Everton.
Meanwhile Moyes revealed that striker Robin van Persie is likely to play in Manchester United's friendly against Cerezo Osaka on Friday despite picking up a knock in Yokohama on Tuesday.
"It was just a precaution," the Scot confirmed. I expect he will play tomorrow."