Manchester United are expected to make their final bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas this week. The Daily Star Sunday says United have already had two bids of £26m and £30m rejected.

But vice chairman Ed Woodward is ready to go back in with a third offer of £40m.

Barca boss Gerardo Martino said: "I would prefer him to stay with us and I dare say he will but it's his decision.

"He is one of the best players in the squad. I think he will stay. But there's a part that he has to decide.

"Cesc will decide the situation - but it has not occurred to me that I won't be able to count on him."