Manchester United are ready to go higher after making an opening bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The Daily Mail says Moyes has made an offer of £26 million for Cesc in the past 24 hours.

Arsenal have first refusal on Fabregas at a fixed price of £25m, an agreement that was struck when they sold him. Arsenal are also entitled to 50 per cent of any profit from his next move.

However, United are serious about the Barca star and will increase their bid above £30m if they feel that is what it takes.