Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club are continuing with their attempts to sign midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona .
United have had two bids for the Spaini nternational turned down already but Moyes says they have not given up hope of landing the former Arsenal man.
Asked about the potential deal at a Thursday press conference as United continue their tour of Japan, Moyes said: "It is ongoing."
And the new United boss also confirmed Robin van Persie will play some part in Friday's friendly with Cerezo Osaka.
Van Persie was taken off as a precaution during Tuesday's defeat in Yokohama after feeling tightness in his thigh.
The injury prompted a stinging attack from former Wales coach Raymond Verheijen, who recalling Moyes' previous claim he had "overtrained" Van Persie during United's week in Australia, said such training regimes were out of Jurassic Park.
It seems the comments were overblown, with Van Persie set to play in the fourth match of United's pre-s...