Last Updated: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:15
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will reportedly not stand in Manchester United's path as they bid to sign Cesc Fabregas for £26million.
Red Devils boss David Moyes responded to losing out on Barcelona starlet Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich by reportedly making a concrete bid to take Fabregas away from the Catalan giants.
Barca are yet to make an official response to United's bid, but the fact Arsenal had a £25million buy-back clause inserted into the deal when they sold the Spanish international for £30million two years ago was also an obstacle United had to overcome before they could strike a deal.
However, reports are claiming that Wenger would not get in the way of United's bid knowing that the Gunners will pick up 50 percent of any sell-on fee.
Therefore it will be down to Barca to decide if they can afford to let Fabregas leave given that he has struggled for first-team football at the Nou Camp, while Brazilian starlet Neymar has also been added to their attacking options this summer.
Fabregas could be tempted by a move to Old Trafford where he would almost certainly be guaranteed first-team football in the build up to next summer's World Cup, while he would also be reunited with former Arsenal team-mate Robin van Persie.
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