As reported by Goal, the Premier League champions lodged a £25.9 million bid for the Barcelona midfielder on Monday, with manager David Moyes hopeful of receiving "good news" regarding the offer in the near future.
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However, he was quick to underline that he has not been in contact with his former team-mate.
Barcelona, meanwhile, maintain Fabregas wants to stay at Camp Nou, but Moyes is keen to strengthen United's central-midfield position after failing to lure Bayern Munich new-boy Thiago Alcantara to Old Trafford ealier in July.
Moyes told The Times: "When I got the job, I was made aware of what could possibly be done to improve things, and signing a midfield player was one that we thought we could possibly add to the squad.
"At the moment that’s probably our priority - to try and add a player in that position."