Last Updated: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:48
David Moyes is reportedly set to renew his interest in taking Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas to Manchester United this summer.
The Red Devils boss was heavily linked with a swoop for the former Arsenal midfielder shortly after being confirmed as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor.
However, after United were initially warned off trying to sign Fabregas, the Spain international then revealed his intention to stay at the Nou Camp and fight for his place in the side next season.
Moyes then looked to sign fellow Barca midfielder Thiago Alcantara only to be pipped by the 22-year-old's former coach Pep Guardiola who has won the race to take him to Bayern Munich after the European champions agreed a 25million euros fee with the Catalan giants on Sunday evening.
Moyes is hoping that Fabregas' uncertainty about being involved on a regular basis with Barca could help persuade him to return to the Premier League where he would link up with former Gunners team-mate Robin van Persie at Old Trafford.
Fabregas would be a certain starter alongside Michael Carrick in United's midfield if he agreed to join and that is a massive carrot ahead of Spain's bid to defend their World Cup crown in Brazil next summer.
United have already been linked with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale this summer and chief executive Ed Woodward promised that they would back Moyes in the transfer market.
"We haven't got money burning a hole in our pocket but we have got a strategy on player purchases and if David wants to go after a stellar player he can do that," he said.
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