Manchester United are preparing to make a third bid for the Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas - one that would exceed their £30.75m transfer record, reports BBC Sport. The Premier League champions have already had two bids, of £25m and £30m rejected, and been told the former Arsenal skipper is not for sale.

The Spaniard would be open to a move to United should Barcelona accept the bid.

Were United to fail with their third bid, Moyes could turn to Everton's Marouane Fellaini or Real Madrid's Luka Modric.