The former Ireland international reveals that the Premier League champions want the unsettled Barcelona star "badly" and will "move heaven and earth" to get him this summer
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Fabregas insisted on Monday that "I'm very happy, I don't plan on throwing that away for anything" but Irwin, who now works as a club ambassador for United as well as a media pundit, claims that the Premier League champions have identified the former Gunners star as the ideal man to bolster their midfield.
"Cesc Fabregas has zoomed up United's transfer target list to the top position and the champions are going to move heaven and earth to get him," the former defender told reporters.
"He wants out of Camp Nou and United want him badly so the deal should be done easily enough."
Fabregas has publicly insisted that he will stay and fight for his place at Barcelona next season, while Goal revealed in May that United are also monitoring his team-mate, Thiago Alcantara.