Manchester United boss confirms second Cesc Fabregas bid

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David Moyes has confirmed Manchester United have made a second bid for Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas.

The Red Devils had an initial offer for the ex-Arsenal man, believed to have been worth around €30 million, turned down last week.

Moyes, who also revealed last week that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had left Manchester United's pre-season tour in order to hold talks with Barcelona, said this morning that the second offer had been made.

"As I understand it, Ed had a response [to the first bid]," the Scot said at a press conference in Yokohama.

"We have made a second offer but Ed is dealing with it rather than me."

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartome insisted last week that Fabregas was not for sale while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed the Gunners had first refusal on the 26-year-old and suggested he had been told Fabregas would stay at the Camp Nou for next season.

"When you're interested in good players you want to give it every opportunity to materialise and I'll do that," Moyes continued. "I hope things can continue and move forward.

"At this moment in time I can only tell you that Ed Woodward is working hard trying to make the deals happen. We can only hope that some of them fall into place shortly."

So far only Uruguayan full-back Guillermo Varela has joined Man Utd since Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this summer.

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