Manchester United still trying to sign Barcelona midfielder

United boss David Moyes claims the club is still busy trying to get Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas to join Manchester United.

The Red Devils have already had two bids turned down for the Spanish international but Moyes insists that they have not given up hope of signing the former Arsenal midfielder.

When asked if there were any further developments Moyes said: “It is ongoing.”

Moyes also confirmed that the clubs star striker Robin van Persie should be available to play in Fridays meeting with Cerezo Osaka.

RVP was taken off during United last match against Yokohama with Moyes saying: “It was just a precaution. I expect he will play tomorrow.”

When speaking about United injured player he added:

“There was a practice match at the training ground the other day in which Nemanja Vidic, Antonio Valencia and Nani all got some playing time.”

“Wayne Rooney is running and is probably at the level we would have thought he would be at. He has picked up his work again this week.”

Despite Moyes ‘s optimism that they will be able to sign Fabregas his fellow teammate Gerrard Pique has said that he does not see Cesc moving to England, along with Alex Song who told Sky news after last night’s friendly against Bayern Munich.

“I did not speak with him but I know Cesc is 100 per cent here.

“He loves Barcelona, he loves the club. He will stay here next season and give 100 per cent because I know him very well and he’ll want to fight. He’s focused on the club.

“He wants just to give his best for Barcelona. He’s from Barcelona, he loves Barcelona and he’ll want to start the season to show what he can do.

“People are talking and talking, but we know he is focused here and ready to start the season.

“He’s enjoying a holiday with his family and I’m sure he wants just to come back here.

“It’s my own opinion but I know he will stay here, 100 per cent.”