Man United transfers: David De Gea backs Cesc Fàbregas pursuit

Man United transfers: David De Gea urges Cesc Fàbregas to make a decision over his future as Manchester United line up a third bid

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Cesc Fàbregas moved to Barcelona in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

David De Gea has urged Cesc Fàbregas to make a decision over his future as Manchester United line up a third bid for the Barcelona playmaker.

The Spain international has emerged as United boss David Moyes’ top transfer target this summer, with the Red Devils already having had two bids rejected by the La Liga champions, who insist he is not for sale.

De Gea believes that the 26-year-old would be a “great signing” for the Premier League champions, calling on the midfielder to decide where his future lies in the coming days.

“[Fàbregas] has to make a decision to stay or come to us,” De Gea told Marca.

“He would be a great signing, and would help us to improve.”

De Gea’s comments come after Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes insisted that he expects to see the former Arsenal captain stay at Camp Nou beyond the summer.

“I’m confident he’ll stay, I have seen him and he’s excited about this new chapter [at Barcelona],” Valdes told reporters.

Fàbregas has scored 29 goals and made 32 assists in 96 appearances for Barcelona after completing a £35m move from Arsenal to Camp Nou in August 2011.

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