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Fabregas to Manchester United could still happen after Moyes refuses to concede defeat in transfer saga
The Telegraph report that Manchester United still want to sign Cesc Fabregas, with David Moyes ready to spend £40m on the former Arsenal star.
Fabregas, 26, told reporters just a week ago: “Triumphing in Barcelona is what I have been hoping for all my life. It’s been my dream since I was a child, I am very happy at Barcelona and I haven’t spoken to any other club in the last two years. I’ve been relaxed about it the whole time. I didn’t have to clarify anything because the only thing I was thinking about was staying at Barca,” Fabregas explained. “As I haven’t deceived anyone or hidden anything, I told the club’s press department that I would speak when it was my turn to speak to the press.”
Manchester United responded to Fabregas’ statement that afternoon with spokesman saying: “We appreciate Cesc is a contracted player at Barcelona and completely respect everything Cesc has said today.” Quite where The Telegraph’s story is coming from, is anyone’s guess. The paper report that David Moyes and senior officials at Old Trafford remain quietly convinced that Cesc Fabregas is concerned about his first-team prospects at his boyhood club. Barcelona could, conceivably, use the Fabregas funds to sign a defender. The Nou Camp club have been linked with the likes of Daniel Agger, David Luiz and Jan Vertonghen.
The phrase beating a dead horse comes to mind.