According to reliable journalist of CNN and GDS, Tancredi Palmeri, Manchester United have outbid wages offered to Fabregas by Chelsea, perhaps providing yet another twist in the long-running saga.
Chelsea were thought to be leading the race to sign Cesc Fabregas, who has been told by Barcelona that he can leave the Nou Camp this summer, with the Catalan giants slapping an asking price of £30m for the midfielder.
The Times reported last week that Chelsea had lodged a £26.8m to secure the services of the midfielder, while no personal terms have been agreed yet.
Arsenal, who still have the option of activating a buy-back clause in their former captain’s contract, are thought to be out of the race. The Telegraph reported that Chelsea were preparing their offer in such way that that would lead Arsenal to miss out on any payment for Fabregas.
Manchester United were also interested in his signature, however reports emerged earlier that Chelsea tabled a better offer than the Red Devils.
However, according to Palmeri, United now have offered a better wage package to Fabregas, though still no official bid have been lodged from their end, and Fabregas reportedly prefers a move to Chelsea.
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