United makes 25 million bid for Fab

Just not long ago, Barcelona lost one of their highly rated midfielder, Thiago and now it seems, United is looking at Fabregas. Former Arsenal player, who worked so well with Van Persie should not have a problem blending in with United.

Manchester United have bid £25m for Barcelona's ex-Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas but the Gunners have first refusal on him at the same price.

United's offer is being considered but is understood to be below the Spanish club's valuation of the player. While Fabregas is not pushing for a move, it is believed he is open to a return to England.

The 26-year-old will be guided by whether Barcelona are prepared to accept an offer for him. Fabregas has played 96 times in two seasons with Barcelona, including 60 league games, but has rarely featured in his preferred midfield role, with Xavi, 33, and Andres Iniesta, 29, ahead of him. It will be interesting should he return to England with United.