It seems that David Moyes, the new Manchester United boss wants more creativity and strength in the United central midfield, which is why he is currently after Cesc Fabregas of Barcelona, the former Arsenal midfielder.
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And the news is they have bid big money for Cesc, said to be around £26M, and the Premier League Champions seem confident they can get the Spanish International to Old Trafford.
And it would even seem to be a good move for the player, who has lots of experience in England’s top league with Arsenal.
And Everton’s Fellaini is reported by the Daily Star to be next on the list if the Red Devils cannot get Fabregas, and then – if reports are to be believed, they will turn to Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye.
The fact that Barcelona have just turned down the Red Devils £26M bid, makes their interest in Cabaye a little greater, you would think.
French clubs are already said to be interested in getting 27 year-old Cabaye this summer, with PSG manager Laurent Blanc particularly keen on the French midfielder.
But Cabaye will not come cheap, and although he is third on the Red Devil’s shopping list, he will not come much cheaper than Fabregas.
And we think Mike Ashley would sell Cabaye this summer, but only for around £25M cash, for the player we paid around £4.3M to Lille for two years ago.
That’s a good indication of just how valuable Chief Scout Graham Carr is for the club, when we can make a profit of almost £21M on a player in just two short years.
That’s if we sell him, and a club is willing to cough up £25M for the 22 times capped French Intentional, who has improved tremendously on Tyneside.
If that happens then we’d have to quickly bring in a suitable replacement.
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