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Jeered Barca star still a target for Manchester United

| 22.04.2014

David Moyes may have gone through the exit door at Manchester United but despite his sacking the club could still make a move for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the summer.

The former Arsenal man was a target for the Old Trafford outfit during both the transfer windows that Moyes oversaw but with the former Everton man no longer in charge the club are not going to give up on signing the Spanish international.

The 26-year-old has been a target of the fans’ wrath for a poor season at the Nou Camp and the situation seemed to come to a head at the weekend when he was jeered off the pitch after 61 minutes of Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

The Catalan club launched a staunch defence of the playmaker but 50 per cent of fans are adamant the World Cup winner should be sold after a poll in Spanish newspaper Marca.

This will have alerted United to the possibility of luring the Barca star to Old Trafford and whoever the next manager may be they would be delighted to have Fabregas in their squad.

 Louis van Gaal is the 11/10 favourite with Ladbrokes to become the next permanent Manchester United manager and if appointed he is sure to be thrilled with a player of the calibre of Fabregas strutting his stuff in Manchester under his command.

Jurgen Klopp – on at odds of 8/1 with the bookmaker – is another name being linked with the vacant manager’s job at United and a player of Fabregas’ technical ability would fit seamlessly into the Dortmund man’s style of football.

Should Barcelona sell, United will not have it all their own way in bidding to sign Fabregas with Arsenal monitoring the future of their former skipper.

Reports suggest Arsene Wenger is very keen on re-signing his former captain and could make a move to bring Fabregas back to the Emirates Stadium should he become available.

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Oliver Yew