Friday 19 July 2013 09:07, UK
David Moyes has reiterated that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is not for sale and is waiting for a response on his bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.Woodward left United's pre-season tour ahead of schedule on Wednesday in order to return to Europe to carry out urgent transfer business, with it understood to concern a player arriving at Old Trafford. He was due to return home on Sunday and his decision to cut short his trip to the Far East indicates the urgency of the situation requiring his attention. Everton duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini have also been strongly tipped to join their former boss Moyes at United, with one offer for the England left-back already having been rejected. And, while United await Barcelona's response to their bid for Fabregas, there could still be competition to sign the former Arsenal captain. The Red Devils' opening bid of £25million, communicated to Barcelona on Monday, has sharpened interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. For his part, Fabregas has repeatedly said he is happy in Catalonia, and that stance was reiterated by Barca boss Tito Vilanova on Tuesday as he said: "It's normal to receive offers for our players from other teams. We have very good players, and we have to be very happy to have Cesc with us. "I am conscious that he has received offers for other teams, but I had a conversation with him and he let me know that we wanted to stay here, and his dream is to be successful here. "So he is not thinking about any other club, not even for money or for minutes, even if he knows all the competition he has here with Xavi, Iniesta and also this year against Sergi and Roberto, but he told me that his dream is to be here. I'm not worried at all." Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea, meanwhile, would welcome Fabregas at Old Trafford. He told the Daily Mail: "He is a great player, very skilful, knows how to win things and you always want those type of players in your team."