Date: 16th July 2013 at 3:04pm
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United’s £25 million bid for Cesc Fabregas has surprised many fans especially coming so soon after the Reds were knocked back in their pursuit of Thiago Alcantara.

Although luring Fabregas away from boyhood club Barcelona, particularly after Thiago’s departure, may seem like a tall order, United’s bid may not be completely pointless.

Reports indicate that the only way a deal could be struck is if Barcelona are willing to sell the former Arsenal skipper and that may not be as remote as first thought.

The Sun notes:

“A Spanish source said: Cesc would only go if Barcelona agreed to sell him.”

“The Barca midfield is looking very crowded for next season and and you wonder how many games Cesc will get.”

“He wants to play in the world cup next Summer and needs to be playing regularly.”

“Arsenal have first refusal on him but he’d prefer a switch to United.”

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has moved quickly to dispel any rumours of Fabregas leaving by claiming the midfielder wants to stay at the Nou Camp. It all looks dead in the water, unless the Catalan giants can be pursuaded to part with Fabregas, although one would think £25 million isn’t enough for that to happen.

This is all has a very familiar feeling, cue another Summer of rumours…..