Manchester United return with improved bid for Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas

Image: Cesc Fabregas: Wanted by Moyes at Old Trafford

Manchester United have tabled an improved £30m plus add-ons bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to Sky sources.

Robin van Persie has also expressed his desire to be reunited with Fabregas, having played alongside the midfielder for Arsenal. Asked after United's 5-1 pre-season victory over the A-League Al Stars whether he would welcome Fabregas, Van Persie said in Sydney: "Of course, he's a great player." Moyes was also questioned on possible new recruits after the clash in Australia, but insisted there had been no developments over the past 24 hours. "I've not had any more news since we last spoke yesterday," said Moyes. "I have no more updates so I couldn't give you anything positive or negative."

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