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Manchester United to break club transfer record

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David Moyes has not had an easy start to life at Manchester United, with the main problem being of Wayne Rooney's apparent desire to leave. Another problem that seems to be plaguing him is one that the great Alex Ferguson himself was unable to answer; finding someone to replace Paul Scholes.

With Thiago Alcantara's last minute decision to make a U-turn and join Bayern Munich and link up with his old boss Pep Gaurdiola, United missed out on their main transfer target for the middle of the park. However, they have now seemed to turn their eyes towards his compatriot and ex-team-mate in Cesc Fabregas.

Despite having had two bids rejected, Moyes is adamant on signing Fabregas and is now looking to force the issue with a £35 million bid for the highly rated midfielder. This is the final bid that they are willing to make, with the United boss seeing this as more than a fair value for the Barcelona player.

Already a success with Arsenal, Fabregas might be tempted to joining United but has recently claimed that he wants to prove himself at Barcelona. With Xavi seemingly unable to play two matches in a week and with Thiago's sale, Fabregas will be able to get more game time in his preferred position in the middle of the park as compared to playing as a false number 9, a position in which he has often been deployed as for club and country.

Barcelona are also determined to hold onto their midfielder, Sandro Rosell, club President, recently claiming that Fabregas is not for sale at any price. Arsene Wenger, who is still on very good terms with Fabregas also claimed that Fabregas is motivated to make a mark at his boyhood club before thinking of moving again.

 

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