Man United transfers: Cesc Fàbregas is ‘No1 target’ for Red Devils

Man United transfers: Denis Irwin says Red Devils are ready to "move heaven and earth" to sign Cesc Fàbregas this summer

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Cesc Fabregas completed a £35m move to Barcelona in 2011 Photo: FC Barcelona

Manchester United are ready to “move heaven and earth” to sign Cesc Fàbregas from Barcelona this summer, according to Denis Irwin.

The Spaniard has been linked with a transfer away from Camp Nou in recent months after finding himself in and out of Tito Vilanova’s starting line-up.

Fàbregas, who spent eight years at Arsenal before returning to his boyhood club in the summer of 2011, has also been linked with a £40m return to the Gunners.

But former Red Devils defender Irwin, who still works as an ambassador at Old Trafford, is adamant that United are prepared to battle for the signature of the 26-year-old playmaker.

“Cesc Fàbregas has zoomed up Manchester United’s transfer target list to the top position and the champions are going to move heaven and earth to get him,” Irwin told the Sunday World newspaper.

“The Barcelona star wants out of the Nou Camp and United want him badly, so the deal should be done easily enough.

“Fàbregas is just the sort of all-action midfield player United need if they are to make a run at next season’s Champions League.

“Cesc won’t be short of offers for I believe this is going to be a transfer season where eye-boggling amounts of money will be spent.”

Fàbregas made 212 Premier League appearances for Arsenal between 2003 and 2011, scoring 35 goals and notching up 77 assists.

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