According to Manchester United legend Dennis Irwin, Spain international and former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is the Red Devils' priority transfer target this summer.
The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Barcelona after two mediocre seasons the Nou Camp and Irwin believes United are ready to ‘move heaven and earth’ in order to secure Fabregas' signature.
“Cesc Fabregas has zoomed up Manchester United’s transfer target list to the top position and the champions are going to move heaven and earth to get him,” Irwin told the Sunday World.
He further added, “The Barcelona star wants out of the Nou Camp and United want him badly, so the deal should be done easily enough.
“Fabregas is just the sort of all-action midfield player United need if they are to make a run at next season’s Champions League.
“Cesc won’t be short of offers for I believe this is going to be a transfer season where eye-boggling amounts of money will be spent.”
Incoming manager David Moyes is keen to strengthen the club's midfield with Paul Scholes bidding adieu to professional football for the last time and the future of both Anderson and Darren Fletcher looking uncertain at Old Trafford, albeit the latter could make an astonishing comeback from his illness in the pre-season.
As Irwin states, Fabregas is the kind of player who could add the much-needed steel and energy to the United's midfield. His vision, passing range and peculiar eye for goal will bring about a new dimension to the Red Devils' set-up and along with Michael Carrick, the duo can form a devastating midfield pivot for Moyes' troops.
However, the only roadblock that could prevent United from signing Fabregas is the hefty transfer fee they might need to pay. Barcelona spent €29 million to acquire the services of the Spaniard in 2011 and hence, would want to recoup at-least the entire amount if they are the sell him, something that could a pose a problem to United.
Nonetheless, it will still be unwise to write off this rumor as with the signing of Robin van Persie last season, United showed that they have the financial power to buy top-level performers.
In other news, Moyes could also make swoop for Polish striker Robert Lewandowski after Borussia Dortmund's chief executive stated that the player won't be allowed to transfer to European champions Bayern Munich this summer.