Manchester United are not prepared to lose Wayne Rooney even if they are successful in their attempt to sign Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas, according to the Guardian.
United manager David Moyes has made Fabregas his No. 1 target for the summer and had tabled a bid of £26m for the Spaniard which promptly got rejected. He then went ahead again with another bid of £31m which Barcelona rejected once more, saying they wouldn’t sell Fabregas for any price.
But Moyes refuses to accept defeat in his pursuit of the former Arsenal star, informing the press on Wednesday that the move to sign the midfielder was still “ongoing”.
Latest reports suggest United are prepared to go as far as £35m in order to land the midfield dynamo.
With United going all out to capture the signature of Cesc, reports had emerged that the club could lose Rooney once they conclude business with Barcelona. But the Guardian reports that even if Fabregas moves to the Old Trafford, United would not let Rooney leave the club this summer.
The Red Devils recently came out with a poster on social networking site Twitter using the star’s image to promote their pre-season warm-up match against AIK Solna in Stockholm.
United have always maintained that Rooney was not for sale and now they seem to have turned their attention to using the social media as a tool to reinforce their stance regarding the striker, superimposing the word “BACK” across the poster tweeted in their official account.
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