Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants to sign unsettled Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

The Daily Star says United will offer £40m for the former Arsenal star and are willing to make him one of the highest-paid players in their history on £250,000-a-week.

New United manager Van Gaal wants to build his midfielder around the Barcelona star after ditching the club's plan to land Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos.

Arsenal are also keen on resigning him.

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