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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Moyes eager to strengthen midfield

David Moyes has reiterated his intention to strengthen the Manchester United midfield before the transfer window closes.

Moyes is looking to reinforce his midfield.
Moyes is looking to reinforce before the new season.

- Blog: Ice-cool Moyes

On Friday, Moyes confirmed the club had tabled a bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, but Barca vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu was quick to stress that the former Arsenal man was not for sale.

Moyes has also reportedly shown an interest in bringing Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini to Old Trafford.

Speaking in Sydney during the second leg of United's pre-season tour of East Asia and Australia, the Scot told reporters he is only interested in bringing in the right players to help improve his squad.

"When I got the job, I was made aware of what could possibly be done to improve things," Moyes said. "Signing a midfield player was one area where we thought we could possibly add to the squad.

"It's hard to get top quality players who can come in and affect your team. That's why we're trying to go for what we see as the right players and the best players.

"If you're a player and you're brought up to play football, and you look out of the window and see Old Trafford, if you've got any ambitions about being a footballer, and you're a top-end one, then I think you'll want to play for Manchester United."

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