Barcelona director Andoni Zubizarreta claims that Manchester United is set to give up on its attempts to sign midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
The Premier League champion had reportedly made a third and final offer worth 35 million pounds for the Spain international at the end of July, but with Barcelona adamant that the 26-year-old Fabregas is not for sale, United appears to have conceded defeat in its pursuit of the playmaker.
"We count on Cesc [Fabregas], we're delighted to have him," Zubizarreta told Mundo Deportivo. "[Manchester] United said they understand our position and won't try any longer."
With a move for Fabregas now seemingly off the cards, David Moyes could turn his attention to Everton's Marouane Fellaini, with the Scottish boss said to be mulling over an attempt at a double swoop for a pair of his former players, Fellaini and left back Leighton Baines.