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Manchester United look set to lose out on capturing Cesc Fabregas

Transfer news: Manchester United may struggle to entice Cesc Fabregas - but are hopeful Barcelona are ready to sell

United believe that signing of Neymar could be decisive in Moyes realising his hopes of securing the 26-year-old

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