Fabregas ‘not for sale’ says Barcelona vice president

David Moyes is hopeful of agreeing a deal for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the next 48 hours, the Guardian understands.

However, Josep Maria Bartomeu, the La Liga Champions vice president, has announced that the 26 year old is not for sale, insisting that the club will not entertain any offers for him.

Meanwhile, David Moyes has reiterated that Wayne Rooney will not be sold amid continuous interest from Chelsea, the Express understands.

The Blues had an initial player-plus-cash bid rejected by the Premier League champions last week, and reports suggest that any improved bid will also be turned down.

The England international is said to be ‘angry and confused’ following comments made by David Moyes that suggested that he was merely a backup for Robin Van Persie.

Elsewhere, the Daily Star have reported that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is ready to double Gareth Bale’s wages to try and keep him at White Lane.

United are reportedly considering bidding £60m for the 23 year old attacking midfielder, who was named FWA, PFA and Barclays Premier League Player of the Year last season.

Finally, Boca Juniors are interested in taking new United signing Guillermo Varela on loan, according to Sky Sports.