Manchester United have made an opening offer for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas. New United manager David Moyes has lodged a £26million bid for the former Arsenal skipper, who has failed to secure a regular starting slot.

Barca insist Cesc is not for sale, with a source telling PA Sport: "The player is not transferable."

Moyes has already confirmed he requires additional competition for Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley and is making Cesc a priority target.