Manchester United are awaiting a response from FC Barcelona after they submitted an improved £30million plus add-ons bid for Cesc Fabregas.
As of Sunday night, Barcelona have yet to review the offer and are expected to respond to club CEO Ed Woodward at the start of the week.
It has been reported in Sunday’s media that Manchester United are to offer Cesc Fabregas a massive weekly wage boost if both clubs and player can come to a conclusion to bring him back to the Premier League.
Fabregas’ Barcelona contract runs until the summer of 2016 and includes a £25million buy-back clause for his former club Arsenal.
David Moyes and Ed Woodward have targeted Fabregas right from the start of the summer and after Thiago Alcantara chose Bayern Munich rather than the Premier League, all efforts have been stepped up.
A Spanish source said:
“Manchester United are deadly serious about signing Fabregas and have made a second bid.
“There is a lot of uncertainty at Barcelona at the moment and it is hard to predict what will happen.
“But one thing is for sure and that is that Fabregas could earn a lot more money by joining United.
“That will not be his top priority, but United hope it will help them to clinch a deal.
“Cesc had been planning to stay in Barcelona for at least one more year, but if the club accept a bid for him, then, of course, he will have to think about his future.”