United set to make Fabregas bid

Manchester United are preparing a £35million bid to

bring Cesc Fabregas back to the Premier League, according to

reports.

The Barcelona midfielder has repeatedly said he wants to stay at

his hometown club despite difficulty winning over some supporters

last season.

That was his second year back in Catalonia following his return

from Arsenal, who reportedly have first refusal on Fabregas if

Barca decide to sell.

United’s interest remains firm, despite those possible stumbling

blocks, as they search for a creative midfield presence to offset

the loss of newly-retired Paul Scholes.

And Sky sources understand that interest will be made official

imminently.

Fabregas would become the second former Arsenal captain at Old

Trafford, alongside Robin van Persie, if the Premier League

champions managed to pull off a deal.