Date: 23rd July 2013 at 3:26am
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Spanish midfielders don’t you just love ’em.

United’s pursuit of Cesc Fabregas looks set to continue with reports that the Reds are set to increase their bid to £35 million for the Spanish midfielder. 

The Guardian notes:

Manchester United are considering shattering their record transfer fee to sign Cesc Fábregas after rejected their second bid of £30m for the Spain midfielder.

United, who made the offer before Tito Vilanova resigned as coach owing to ill health on Friday, were privately given the same response as before – that the 26-year- is “completely nontransferable”.

The champions are weighing up whether to make what could be their final play for their No1 target in the region of £35m – surpassing the £30.75m they paid to sign Dimitar Berbatov from Hotspur in 2008.

Both David and Edward Woodward are leaving themselves open to a lot of criticism should United so blatantly pursue a player and not sign him. Whether Fabregas will join is anyone’s guess but the fact the club are so aggressively chasing him and willing to spend so much , seems to indicate, there must be a feeling that the former Arsenal man isn’t averse to the idea of a move to Old Trafford.